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OKINAWA

MULTILINGUAL CONTACT CENTER

Information

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The Okinawa Multilingual Contact Center is a public service offered by the Okinawa Prefectural government for foreign visitors to Okinawa. This service provides tourist information, interpretation services, and emergency support.

Inquiry

Operating Hours

Tell
9:00 - 21:00
E-Mail
0:00 - 24:00

Available Languages

English
0570-077201
繁体中文
0570-077202
簡体中文
0570-077202
한국어
0570-077203
ไทย
0570-077207

How to contact us

Tap the Call Free button

Select your language

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FAQ

Transportation

Q1

Could you give me some information about transportation in Okinawa?

A1

The public transportation options available on the main island are local buses, monorails, taxis and rental cars. Monorails are convenient for getting around Naha. Please rest assured as major tourist areas can be reached via local bus.

Q2

Do disability discounts apply for public transportation?

A2

Unfortunately, only disability certificates issued in Japan are accepted for disability discounts on local buses or monorails.

Q3

Can I bring in my bicycle onto public transportation?

A3

Folding bikes are allowed on local buses. They can also be brought on monorails as long as you have it in a case. *Please note that you may be asked to refrain from boarding if the bus is crowded.

Q4

Can Suica cards be used in Okinawa?

A4

Suica cards can be used for monorails, certain convenience stores, and commercial facilities.

Typhoon information

Q1

When is typhoon season?

A1

Typhoons occur frequently between July and October when the seawater temperature rises. Please rest assured as not all of these typhoons hit Okinawa. You can check the latest information on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. Japan Meteorological Agency: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

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Inquiry form

  • *We will not provide your personal information to a third party in the absence of your express approval.
  • *Please wait for a while until a person in charge contacts you by e-mail.
  • *Please be forwarded that it may take several days to respond to you depending on what your inquiry is about.
  • *Please be forwarded that we might not be able to respond to all inquiries.
  • *Please make sure you type your email address very carefully as a mistyped e-mail address will probably result in our message going to the wrong person.
  • *We are sorry to say that we are not able to answer any questions unrelated to tourism in Okinawa because we do not have a specialized knowledge of the relevant subject which please note.
  • (ex. I’d like to buy a house in Okinawa, I’d like to move to Okinawa, etc.)