In this paper, motion of a SPAR-type floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) subjected to wave loadings is examined. The proposed prototype FOWT mounts a 2MW wind turbine of down-wind type, whose rotor diameter is 80m and hub-height 55m. The SPAR-type floating foundation measures 60m in draft, having circular sections whose diameter is 12m at the lower part, 8.4m at the middle (main) part and 4.8m at the upper part. The FOWT is to be moored by a conventional anchor-chain system. In order to design such a FOWT system, it is essential to predict the motion of the FOWT subjected to environmental loadings such as irregular waves, turbulent winds, currents, etc. In this paper, the motion of the FOWT subjected to regular and irregular waves is examined together with the application of steady horizontal force corresponding to steady wind. The wave-tank experiment is made in the deep sea wave-basin at NMRI (National Maritime Research Institute), using a 1/22.5 scale model of the prototype FOWT. The experimental results are compared with the numerical simulation results for validation of the simulation method.