Shureimon Photo Experience

This is a photo opportunity at Shureimon Gate (“Gate of Propriety”), one of the representative gates leading to the castle. Here, visitors have a chance to take a photo with the gate as the backdrop wearing a karate uniform (karate-gi). Visitors who want a print photo can choose from three sizes (prices below) or take a smartphone snap, and of course, the fee includes the karate-gi rental. There is also a specially-designed placard emblazoned with the phrase "The Birthplace of Karate: Okinawa, Japan" to make the experience extra memorable.

Location: Shurijo Castle Park website

Price: S: 2,200 yen, M: 3,300 yen, L: 5,500 yen.
* S size cannot be mailed overseas
Smartphone photo: 1,100 yen (all prices, tax included)

Karate Latte

At Novotel Okinawa Naha, the cafe lounge Gourmet Bar on the first floor features a digital latte art machine that can turn a photo taken on the spot or your chosen image into latte art. You can ask for the Karate Latte (price below). There are two varieties: one with foam art showing "karate" written in Japanese kanji characters and another one with the image of a karate kata.

Location: Novotel Okinawa Naha

Price: 1,019 yen (tax included)



Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB)

Okinawa Industry Support Center 2F,
1831-1 Oroku, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan 901-0152