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Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum

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Address: 147-2 Uehara | Nakagami-Gun, Nakagami-gun, Nishihara-cho 903-0125, Okinawa Prefecture
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Paradise of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo / Ryukyu Culture ! Hokama sensei is also a wonderfull person !

It is a private museum, the only one of this type, dedicated to Okinawan Karate. It was an honour for me to practice there, to listen to Hokama sensei explanation on the... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2016
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

It is a private museum, the only one of this type, dedicated to Okinawan Karate. It was an honour for me to practice there, to listen to Hokama sensei explanation on the developing of Ti - to the actual Okinawan Karate. Besides a great place to practice, upstairs there is the Karate Museum, with more then 300 items - rare... More 

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Reviewed March 22, 2016

I went with my partner who loves karate. Tetsuhiro Hokama really knows his stuff and if you visit here you can literally learn from a master. It would be easier to drive here but we rode the monorail to the last stop and took a taxi to his museum. We took the bus back to the city center. Definitely go... More 

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Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband as he is a history buff and has been practicing Karate for over 30 years. Going in there with him was like seeing a child in a candy store! A fully functional dojo, karate museum and Sensei Dr. Tetsuhiro Hokama's humble abode, you should call before you go. WARNING: don't get put off if you don't... More 

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Reviewed September 19, 2014

Being a former karateka (out of it for 5 years) I always had a strong fascination and appreciation of the history and roots of Karate. The Karate Museum in Okinawa was a must see for me. I was not dissapointed. Not only did I get to see a legitimate Okinawan dojo, I got to check out a huge collection of... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

A friend and I went searching for this little known museum as a thing to do on a rainy day. We discovered it after asking for directions, as it is a bit off the beaten path. Inside, we found all sorts of historical and cultural items associated with Okinawan Karate. But, the best find of all, was getting to meet... More 

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