Gyms in Okinawa (Naha, Ishigaki, etc.)

Gyms in Okinawa

Okinawa is a great place for travelers looking for a relaxing beach break. scuba diving holiday or typhoons. Unfortunately there is not much in the way of gyms. Even most of the major chain gyms like Gold’s Gym are non-existent in Okinawa. I did, however, manage to find a few options.

Please also read my guide to Japanese Gym etiquette, as that will apply to most of these gyms.

  • Anytime Fitness [private gym]  (Link to website [Japanese])
    • Location: Urasoe-shi, Okinawa Main Island   [Map]
    • Prices for short-term visitors: 2,000 yen (single visit) *trial
    • Opening hours: 24/7. But trial visitors are only accepted between 10:00 and 16:30.
    • Facilities: This is a pretty new gym, looks very clean. It’s machine-focused, but there are enough free weights like a power rack, Smith machine, dumbbells (at least up to 30kg), benches, etc.
    • Notes: There are two Anytime Fitness gyms in Okinawa – the other one refused to allow me to work out on a daily basis. However, the Urasoe Branch offers a 2,000 yen trial visit on their Japanese website. Bring ID.  
  • Sky Sports [private gym]  (Link to website [Japanese])
    • Location: Naha-shi, Okinawa Main Island   [Map]
    • Prices for short-term visitors: 3,024 yen (single visit). 3,564 yen on Sundays and public holidays. (Possibly cheaper between 9:00 and 13:00 on Sunday – the website says 1,080 yen). Or 5 x single-visit passes for 12,500 yen.
    • Opening hours: 9:00 – 24:00 (Tue-Fri), 9:00 – 22:00 (Sat), 9:00 – 21:00 (Sun and public holidays). Closed Mondays
    • Facilities: See pictures
  • Wired Gym [private gym]  (Link to website [English/Japanese])
    • Location: Naha-shi, Okinawa Main Island   [Map]
    • Prices for short-term visitors: 4,500 yen (90 minutes)
    • Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 every day.
    • Facilities: See pictures.
    • Notes: I was too cheap to try this gym – 4,500 yen for 90 minutes is pretty outrageous. 
  • Yaeyama Kinkotsudo [private gym]  (click for more details and a review)
    • Location: Ishigaki Island, Okinawa   [Map]
    • Prices for short-term visitors: Free! Yes, if you are traveling in Ishigaki island, you can use this gym for free.
    • Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00 – 22:00 (Sat), 10:00 – 19:00 (Sun). But make sure you contact the owner first.
    • Facilities: See review for details 

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