Gyms and Swimming Pools


OIST has its own gym for OIST employees, students, or family members. The OIST gym, located in the Village Center, and is open from 5am-10pm daily with a mandatory closing from 10am-11am Monday through Friday. Any OIST employee or student or a family member thereof who registers and takes an online orientation can use the resources inside. The gym also includes a water cooler and showers for users who live off-campus. Students can use the gym for free; employees, employee family members and visiting researchers/ guests pay 400 yen per use, up to 4,000 yen per month.
Registration available here.
Contact Recreation Services for more information.

Village/City Owned Gyms/Swimming Pools

There are village or town-run sports gyms and swimming pools available about 20- to 30-minute drive from OIST. Facility fees tend to be less than those of private gyms and swimming pools, and a discount will be applied if you are a resident. Please confirm the price in advance as most of them have a variety of pricing systems.

Yomitan-son Kenkou Zousin (Health Promotion) Center
Address: 2901 Aza Zakimi, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-982-9100
Hours: Weekdays 09:00 ~21:30
           *Closed on Thursdays
     Weekends & National Holidays 10:00 ~18:30
Facilities and Price: Pool ¥700
Training gym ¥400
Studio ¥2,000/2h
Grass playground 4,000/1h

Kin-town General Health and Welfare Center
Address: 1842 Aza Kin, Kin-cho, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-968-5932
Hours: 8:00~21:30 Monday ~Friday
   Weekends & National Holiday 12:00 ~22:00
   Mon and 12/29~1/3 Regular holiday
Facilities and Price: General public bath including a sauna ¥600/per person

Uruma-shi Ishikawa Swimming Pool
Address: 2-7 Ishizaki, Ishikawa, Uruma-shi, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-965-3939

They are closed Tuesdays
   (1) 10:00 ~11:40
   (2) 13:00 ~14:40
   (3) 15:00 ~16:40
   (4) 17:00 ~18:40
   (5) 19:00 ~20:40*
    *(5) not open on Sunday
    *English-speaking staff are available

Facilities and Price: General Swimming Pool ¥200/per 2 hour

Other Uruma-shi athletic facilities