Okinawa Festivals

There are a number of festivals held annually in Okinawa that you won’t find anywhere else in Japan, and this is mainly due to the fact that the prefecture is culturally and geographically different from the rest of the country. Planning your vacation to coincide with one of the Ryukyu cultural events will add to your experience and make it so much more memorable.

Cherry Blossoms in Okinawa Cherry Blossom Festival

Okinawa is the first place in Japan where cherry blossoms bloom and there are a number of places across these islands from where you can..

Naha Matsuri Festival Naha Matsuri

The 3 day long, 400 year old event is the largest traditional festival held in Okinawa. Held each year in the capital city, Naha..

Zamami Whale Watching

Each year hundreds of humpback whales migrate to the islands from where tourists can watch..

Okinawa Festivals: Dragon Boat Races Dragon Boat Races

These races are tied to ancient Okinawan seafaring customs which are still practiced to this..

Festivals in Okinawa: Urasoe Tedako Tedako Festival

The 3 day long summer festival takes place each July and is held in honor of king of Chuzan..