Why Choose Ryubi?

A School Where You Feel Right at Home

It has already been 60 years since our school was founded as the first training institute for beauticians in Okinawa. Over the years, we have trained members of the industry via relationships based on peace of mind and trust. The one aspect of Ryubi that never changes is the warmth of its people. We give each and every one of our students the support they need right up until graduation, helping them grow in a comfortable, familiar environment and both sharpen their skills and grow as individuals. Even after graduation, many of our students stay involved, and some even enroll their children. At our school, you can truly feel the bonds that connect people.

School Environment

The school is located on Kokusai-dori Street in Makishi, Naha City, Okinawa, often referred to as the “Miracle Mile.” From Tsuboya-dori Street, with its quaint, charming ambiance, to the public market that is a well-known tourist destination, everything is just a hop and a skip away from the school! We are located 15 minutes from Naha Airport by car and are a three-minute walk from Makishi Station on the monorail, as well as just 30 seconds away from the Makishi bus stop. Our sister school, Okinawa Photo Design Craft School, is located on Kokusai-dori Street as well, allowing you to immerse yourself in beauty and design studies located right in the heart of the city.

Overseas Training Program

Ryubi Academy’s goal is to cultivate internationally-minded people full of individuality, and all of our programs offer overseas training programs. Actually traveling abroad allows one to feel new sensations and engage in stimulating new experiences, fostering one’s creativity. Ryubi Academy’s original program offerings allow students to obtain an international perspective while in Okinawa. There are students from many different countries at the school as well, creating an environment with many opportunities to directly engage in international exchange.

Vibrant Alumni Body

Approximately 10,000 graduates have been produced since the school’s founding thanks to the support of the Okinawan region. Ryubi Academy’s graduates are active not only in Okinawa, but in other prefectures and countries as well, paving the way for the cultivation of new talent and the development of the beauty industry. The graduates of our sister school, the Okinawa Photo Design Craft School, are active far and wide as well. The Ryubi Academy alumni network continues expanding even beyond graduation.

Annual Events



  • Entrance Ceremony/Opening Ceremony
  • Three-program Joint Orientation
  • Distribution of National Examination Applications
  • 1st/2nd-year Joint Learning


  • Job Fair (outside prefecture)
  • Job Seminar
  • Bowling Competition (evening)
  • Aroma Examination
  • Midterm Examination
  • Distribution of National Examination Applications (correspondence study)


  • Job Fair (within prefecture)
  • Practical Techniques for National Examination (correspondence study)
  • Student Health Examination
  • Bowling Competition (evening)
  • National Hairdressing Student Competition Selection Meeting
  • Sports Day
  • Sketching Competition
  • Nail Examination


  • Summer Festival (student festival)
  • Hair Curling Examination
  • Final Examinations
  • Instruction (third-year Correspondence study Classes students)


  • Summer School (correspondence study)
  • National Beautician Examination [Practical Skills Test]
  • National Hairdressing Kyushu Regional Student Competition
  • Academic Preparation for National Examination (correspondence study)
  • Summer Vacation (daytime/evening)


  • Opening Ceremony
  • First Practical Examination
  • National Beautician Examination [Academic Test]
  • Graduation Ceremony (correspondence study)


  • Orientation (correspondence study)
  • Entrance Ceremony (correspondence study)
  • Makeup, cutting, color training (Tokyo)
  • Paris training
  • Arts Festival National Competition (dressing, WD, cutting, upswept hairstyle) Tokyo
  • Recreation (evening)


  • Coloring Examination
  • National Hairdressing Student Competition
  • Graduation Certification Examination (daytime)
  • Aroma Examination
  • Asia Training Excursion (Taiwan)
  • Graduation Examination
  • Beauty Showcase


  • Final Examinations
  • Hair Curling Examination
  • Job Interviews
  • Closing -Ceremony, Winter Vacation


  • Nail Examination
  • Coming-of-age Ceremony
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Practical Techniques for National Examination (daytime/evening)
  • Rice Cake-making Competition
  • Beauty Parlor Training


  • Personal Colorist Examination
  • Final Examinations
  • Academic Preparation for National Examination
  • National Beautician Examination [Practical Skills Test]
  • Los Angeles Training


  • National Beautician Examination [Academic Test]
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Hair Curling Examination
  • Job Hunting Seminar
  • Spring School (correspondence study)
  • Shampooing Competition
  • Makeup Therapy Examination