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Sightseeing an cultural immersion are core facets of our program. Participants are able to experience the breathtaking views, history, and essence of Okinawa. We have three types of sightseeing tours - Southern, Central, and Northern Okinawa. Please take a look at some of the places you can visit below. Cultural activities may include: a beach BBQ, calligraphy class, cultural exchanges with Okinawans, festivals, flower arrangement class, golf, karaoke, karate class, kimono class, Okinawa Dance/Dialect/Music class, playing sports/water sports, private parties, professional sporting events, tea ceremony class, etc.
Pristine rainforests, and jungles make up the majority of the Northern portion of the island. Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the Okinawan ocean, Chura Umi, which means "beautiful ocean", in the local dialect. Chura Umi is is also the name of the Aquarium just outside of Nago. You can also enjoy Pineapple and coffee farms, in addition to castles and historic theme parks.
The central region of the main Okinawa island will welcome you to a multicultural "champuru" environment. Here the diversity of Okinawa shines, with the traditional Okinawan culture intersecting with Chinese, Taiwanese and American cultures.
As a part of your study & internship program, you have the option to tour the southern areas of the main island of Okinawa. In the Southern area of the main island of Okianwa, you will find the capital Naha. Many visitors enjoy the historic sites that commemorate the battle of Okinawa, in addition to the many turquoise beaches that dot the south east side of the island.