Okinawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

If you are working there through DOD as an active duty, civilian, or contractor you will have access to the gyms that are great. They have all sorts of classes and most of them are free unless in the army base. There are outdoor swimming pools on most of the bases and some of them are open all year long even when cold. I have not used any of the options off base for adults so I would not know. I enrolled my kids in sports. On-base prices are comparable to the States and they have about all sports you would have in the States. There are waiting lists in gymnastics and ballet so you want to get on those right away. I put them in some Japanese sports but you need to speak Japanese and they are more intensive. Soccer was four times a week and karate was twice a week. You can do gymnastics four times a week and it is cheaper than in the states. It is hard to find places that speak English. You can choose to only do it twice a week but Japanese take the sports seriously. They love baseball and practice almost every day of the week. - Jul 2021

Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More