Shuri castle was probably built around 14th century. It was the palace of King Sho Hashi who established the Ryukyu Kingdom in 1406.
From 1429, it was the royal court and administrative center of the Ryukyu Kingdom for 450 years. The castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
|13:15||Okinawa Convention Center|
|16:40||Okinawa Convention Center|
All the registered participants are coordinately invited to this reception.
Okinawa culture is unique and interesting. The tour will visit Awamori (Okinawa traditional alcoholic beverage) factory, Okinawa World, and DFS. You can try Awamori in the factory. Okinawa World is a theme park presenting traditional Okinawan history, culture, and nature. At T Galleria Okinawa, you can buy duty-free goods.
|12:40||Okinawa Convention Center|
|Awamori (Okinawa traditional alcoholic beverage) factory|
|19:00||Okinawa Convention Center|
Technical tour is scheduled to visit Okinawa Tracking and Communications Station, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and Okinawa Electromagnetic Technology Centor, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). A beautiful view is going to be watched from Cape Manzamo.
|12:50||Okinawa Convention Center|
|18:20||Okinawa Convention Center|
Tombo Dama (Glass Bead)
Tombo Dama is a colored glass bead with a hole where you can insert an accessory string. The glass bead “Tombo Dama” is loved to wear by people in Ryukyu (Okinwa) for over 4000 years. You can experience Tombo Dama making with real fire flame at the exhibition hall. You also can enjoy making a Tombo Dama accessory (a necklace, bracelet, mobile phone strap, or hair band) using either your own handmade one or one of Tombo Dama collections (artisans’ handmade) as a memorial souvenir for your family and friends. We offer some options; (a) making a Tombo Dama and it is processed into an accessory (1 hour or more), (b) making a Tombo Dama (1 hour), (c) making an accessory using one of premade collections (15 min). You need a registration and a reservation to join this event. Please ask about detail information at the registration desk or this event booth located in the exhibition hall.
Making a Tombo Dama
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Orion Beer Factory (Including lunch)
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a world-class facility where you can experience the splendor and mystery of the sea as if you were diving down into its cobalt-blue depths. There is the huge 7,500 cubic meters aquarium tank swimming gigantic whale sharks. A souvenir shop is located at the end of the main aquarium building. A buffet lunch including Okinawa local dishes is offered inside the aquarium park. Orion Brewery is only one full-size Okinawa local brewery and brews 72 million liters of fresh beer using natural spring waters out of the mountain behind the factory. At the end of the tour of the beer plant you can enjoy free samples of freshly made beer. Our tour bus will go to Naha airport after the excursion to drop off people who depart by airplanes first, then go back to Omoromachi station and Laguna Garden Hotel. A bottle of water, and some Okinaw local sweets and candy are served when you ride on the tour bus.
|08:30||Lagna Garden Hotel
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Lunch
Orion Beer Factory
|19:00||Lagna Garden Hotel|
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Orion Beer Factory