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Karate History Tour in Okinawa provided by Ageshio Japan Co.,Ltd

Karate History Tour in Okinawa

Karate History Tour in Okinawa
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–7 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
1. This tour is the only one that you can experience only in Okinawa, birthplace of Karate. 2. You can visit roots of your Karate style and experience Okinawan culture. 3. You can visit Karate historical spots where is difficult to go by yourself and meet great great Karate masters.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 145755P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Matsuyama Park
  • Entry/Admission - Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Okino-gu Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Shureido
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Depend on your request
  • Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Matsuyama Park
  • Entry/Admission - Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Okino-gu Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Shureido
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Depend on your request
  • Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Naha
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Matsuyama Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Okino-gu Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Shureido
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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It was an adventure of a lifetime, a breath of karate in a good old style, like from the movie with Bruce Lee, I recommend Ageshio Japan. During the week I learned more about karate than all my life. I learned new fighting styles and karate gurus. The guys from Ageshio Japan are nice and very entertaining. They led us to places inaccessible to tourists, where prices were half as low as elsewhere. I felt like I would come to visit my family. I recommend with a pure heart. Marcin Bogusz.
Written January 29, 2020
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peter
Naha, Japan8 contributions
I visited with my mother, who is doing Karate, Okinawa to experience Karate at its roots and to learn about Japanese culture. We found Ageshio Japan on the internet and wrote them about our plans and needs. We communicated through email several times and they made us a perfect offer for a good price which we accepted. We made even a mistake with the dates but they fixed it for us very fast on time. We were not sure what would expect us in Japan because we were not travelling so far from Europe before. But when we arrived everything was organized perfectly. They booked a very nice and friendly hotel with great Japanese breakfast, what we enjoyed a lot. We had a very kind welcome at Ageshio Japan where we met Kenny Ueda (7th Dan) who speaks fluent English. For the next days he was teaching my mother Karate in a beautiful dojo in Naha. She could improve a lot through his help. Kenny took a lot of time for us, after training he brought us to the most interesting and authentic restaurants in Naha, showed us a lot of places connected to Karate History in Okinawa and he even introduced us to a lot of great people, Karate Grandmasters and even his own friends. We had a great time and a lot of fun with them - more than ever expected. Of course we became friends because Kenny is a great person. This is not the only cause why we recommend Ageshio Japan, but also because it is much more than just about tourism or Karate. Their work is a lot about supporting Karate in general in Okinawa. They connect grandmasters of Okinawa with people who want to improve their Karate skills and experience Karate at its roots and through this their work ensures the sustainability of authentic Karate in Okinawa.
Written January 5, 2020
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Kieran B
14 contributions
I took the Karate tour with Ageshio, as part of the group that attended the IKO (International Kenshikai Organisation) 40th anniversary seminar.

The tour was organised by Ageshio and our guide was Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei (10th Dan Karate / Kobudo).

I highly recommend a tour with Hokama Sensei to anybody who has a serious interest in the history of martil arts and Okinawa!

He speaks English to a good level, as do Kenny and the staff at Ageshio!
Written May 8, 2020
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Ben
New York City, NY1 contribution
Kenny and Carlo were tremendously gracious hosts and guides for my time in Okinawa. It was my first visit to the island, and they were extremely helpful in making introductions to local dojos and providing guidance on what to see and do while I wasn't training. The Ageshio Japan team went out of their way to make sure I had a good experience that allowed me plenty of time to train (the main reason for my visit), as well as the chance to experience Naha fully ... far better than a normal "tourist" experience if I'd relied on a guidebook or travel blog. I would recommend working with them to any individual or group of karateka seeking to make the most of a trip to the birthplace of Karate.
Written February 25, 2020
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yenora
4 contributions
January 2020 was the 2nd time we used Ageshio Japan for our visit to Okinawa and we have already booked a third visit through them for this summer, when we are bringing 40 students and parents from the UK with us.
The team at Ageshio made it so easy for us last year, when we decided to go to Okinawa for the first time.
After aproaching various organisers online, it was Ageshio Japan that gave us the most confidence in their services right away by being very helpfull, profesional and good at communicating.
They understood what our needs were and made our first trip to Okinawa an absolute dream. Everything we had planned and discussed came true and was beyond our expectations.
This made us book a 2nd trip with them, which we have just come back from. This trip was just as perfect and again exeeded expectations. We cant fault any detail about our time in Okinawa!

The Ageshio team looked after us on all levels, from booking the perfect accomodation, getting us amazing karate training with masters, the karate history tour was excellent 2nd time around with a few different locations added since it was our 2nd time, and we got local guidance to beatuy-spots, restaurants, bars and markets just to give you an idea!

For someone who doesent speak japanese and/or have no connection out there, but a lifelong dream of making it to the birthplace of karate, booking your time in Okinawa with Ageshio Japan will be the best thing you can ever do!
We highly reccommend them to everyone, wether you are a karate student, a club that want a group trip or even just a normal traveller who want something totally amazing!
They will make you feel like family and make your stay in Okinawa the best!
Written January 19, 2020
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Michael
1 contribution
I traveled with Łódzka Akademia Karate Tradycyjnego to get familiar with traditional Okinawa'ns Karate. Tour was really nice, Carlo and Kenny were trying their best, that we see interesting and important places.
Great "thank you!" for them!
Written February 2, 2020
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Kasia
1 contribution
We were with the karate group of 28 people. The Company made our stay! Kenny, Kevin and Carlo were very helpful, friendly and made our stay unforgettable. They organised Karate history tour, around island tour, karate trainings, transportation and Sayonara Party. They took care of us like a family! Definitely recommend. :)
Written January 28, 2020
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X1483RXmichael
2 contributions
A few month before my first karate trip to okinawa started, I contacted Ageshio from Germany. My requests have been answered at once and extensive by Carlo.

There is a professional mediation from the very well managed agency of Kenny Ueda. Everything works perfect and they also concider all my personal wishes.

In Naha was a very warm welcome from Kenny and Carlo. They have given me important advises how to get there and they transfered myself from the hotel to the Dojo.

Kenny’s support was excellent. Even my wish to visit the Karate history tour was perfectly organized and realised by Chinen. He gaves me insights into the cultural life of Okinawa and his family. I was very pleased about the tour.

The Karate lessons by Kakazu Sensei were arranged in such a way that I could easily train as a foreigner and without Japanese knowledge. He answered my whole questions and explained his karate philosophy. After the lessons we have had a very nice chat together. I enjoyed it very much and I could improve my Karate skills and knowledge.

Conclusion: If you want to practise Karate on Okinawa, you have the opportunity to get a very good karate training with Ageshio. The Karate experiences of Kenny is very helpful for interessted people in Karate lessons on Okinawa.
Written October 30, 2019
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Thank you very much good comment for us. Hope you will be back to Okinawa and training here again.
Written November 16, 2019
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Francesco C
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
Solo
I really recommend Ageshio to those who want to experience Karate trainings with great Grand Masters and Okinawan culture. Kenny-San and Kevin-San are extremely friendly, reliable and serious in delivering their services. I learnt a lot about Karate and Okinawa thanks to them. I’m grateful. They tried their best to make sure that everything was alright and that I was having a great time. We had also a lot of fun!
Written July 27, 2019
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Dear Francesco Thank you for your fantastic message for us. We will do our best for our customer. Hope you will be back to Okinawa again and drink together. Oss
Written July 29, 2019
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Michael T
Shanghai, China85 contributions
Family
Our family had a great time during our Ageshio organized 5 days trip to Okinawa. Everything was well organized starting from pick up at the airport to transit to the different locations which were both karate practice related as well as recreational. It was a good balance of different karate style training exposures and fun activities like beach and traditional hot spring. We really experienced life on Okinawa and personally connected with many very very experienced and famous masters. The program can be arranged to cover a huge variety of different karate styles including kobudo.
Written April 25, 2019
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Dear Michael, Thank you very much for your nice detailed review. We are very glad to hear that you and your family had a great time during your stay in Okinawa. We look forward to helping you organize your next Karate trip^^.
Written April 25, 2019
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