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January
    Shurijo Castle Park New Year’s Celebration
    Date 2019/01/01 - 2019/01/03 (8:30~17:00)
    Venue Una Courtyard in front of Shurijo Castle Seiden and other areas
    Category Cultural Event
    Website http://oki-park.jp/userfiles/files/pdf/shurijo/shinshun_2019_en.pdf
    Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/01/19 - 2019/01/20 (*Cherry Blossom Viewing Period: 2019/1/19-2/3)
    Venue Yaedake Sakura-no-Mori Park
    Category Flower Festival
    Note

    【Request for Donations for the Preservation and Cultivation of Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossoms】
    We would appreciate it if you could give a donation (500 yen for passenger cars and light vehicles) for the purpose of preservation of nature, providing visitors safe and clean environment and foresting cherry blossom and other trees in Yaedake area.

    Website http://www.town.motobu.okinawa.jp/
    Okinawa Flower Carnival 2019
    Date 2019/01/19 - 2019/05/06
    Venue Throughout Okinawa Prefecture
    Category Flower Festival
    Website https://www.visitokinawa.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/OkinawaFlowerCarnival_2019_en.pdf
    Nago Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/01/26 - 2019/01/27
    Venue Nago Central Park, Festival Square Special Stage (Sakura Park), Nago Crossroads Boulevard, Nago Fishing Port Premises
    Category Flower Festival
    Website http://kanko.city.nago.okinawa.jp/
    Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/01/26 - 2019/02/11
    Venue Nakijin Castle Ruins
    Category Flower Festival
    Note

    Traditional arts, Ryukyuan experiences, King and Queen Hokuzan commemorative photography event, and more

    Website http://nakijinjoseki.jp/en/
    Okinawa Flower and Food Festival 2019
    Date 2019/01/26 - 2019/01/27 (10:00-18:00)
    Venue Onoyama Park
    Category Others
    Note

    A temporary parking lot will be located on the west side of Naha Naval Port, but is expected to be crowded, so please use public transportation such as the monorail or bus services.

    Website http://taxfree.okinawa/hanashoku/index.html?lang=en
February
    Yaese Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/02/03 (11:00-17:00 *Illumination Period: 1/25 - 2/11 18:00-21:00)
    Venue Yaese Park
    Category Flower Festival
    Website http://www.town.yaese.lg.jp/yaese_sight/
    Naha Chura Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/02/09 - 2019/02/10 (10:00~18:00)
    Venue Manko Lake Park Central Fountain Square (on Kohagura Side)
    Category Flower Festival
    Naha Cherry Blossom Festival
    Date 2019/02/20 - 2019/02/24
    Venue Naha City Yogi Park
    Category Flower Festival
March
April
May
June
July
    The Ghibli Expo
    Date 2019/07/13 - 2019/09/08 (9:00-18:00 *Only Saturday until 20:00)
    * Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

    The museum is closed on Mondays, on July 16, and on August 13. * The museum will be open on July 15 and August 12.
    (Doors close at 15:00 on September 8.)
    Venue The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum / Exhibition Gallery 1,Exhibition Gallery 2
    Category Others
    Website https://okimu.jp/en/exhibition/1552803746/
August
September
October
    Onna Village Chura-Umi Fireworks
    Date 2019/10/05 (17:00 - 20:45 *Live peformance 17:00 - 20:45, Fireworks 20:45)
    Venue Onna Village Community Square
    Category Others
    Website https://www.onnanavi.com/event/4195/
    49th Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival
    Date 2019/10/12 - 2019/10/14 (*The tug-of-war contest begins at 4pm on October 13)
    Venue Kokusai Street; Highway 58
    Category Great Tug-of-War
    Website http://www.naha-otsunahiki.org/
    Tanadui Festival
    Date 2019/10/20 - 2019/10/21 (9:30 - 17:00)
    Venue Yomochi Utaki (Taketomi, Yaeyama District, Okinawa)
    Category Others
    Website https://painusima.com/english/
    43rd Okinawa-no Sangyo Matsuri (Okinawa Industrial Festival)
    Date 2019/10/25 - 2019/10/27
    Venue Onoyama Athletic Park、Okinawa Prefectural Budokan
    Category Others
    Website http://www.okikouren.or.jp/index.html
    Shichi Festival in Iriomote Island
    Date 2019/10/29 - 2019/10/31 (12:00 - 17:00 TBD)
    Venue Maedomari Hama (Sonai), Mae-no Hama (Hoshitate)
    Category Cultural Event
    Website https://painusima.com/english/
    Shurijo Castle Festival
    Venue Shurijo Castle Park, Naha City’s Kokusai Street, and other locations
    Category Cultural Event
    Note

    *A great deal of traffic congestion is expected at the time of the event, so we recommend you use public transportation to visit the park.

    Website http://oki-park.jp/shurijo/en/
November
    Rito Fair (Remote Island Fair)
    Date 2019/11/15 - 2019/11/17
    Venue Onoyama Athletic Park、Okinawa Cellular StadiumNaha
    Category Others
    Website https://okinawa-ritoufair.jp/
    The Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Shuri
    Date 2018/11/03 (12:50~19:30)
    Venue Ryutan Street, Shuri, Naha City
    Category Cultural Event
    Momoso Omono Mairi
    Date 2018/11/24 - 2018/11/25 (Twice a day from 12:00-13:00 and 15:00-16:00)
    Venue Shurijo Castle Park
    Category Cultural Event
    Website http://oki-park.jp/shurijo/en/
December
    Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival (held at the same time as “Pillars of the Light for Peace”)
    Date 2018/12/15 - 2019/01/03
    Venue 【Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival】Venue: Itoman City Tourist Farm (Uchina Farm); Michi-no-Eki Itoman 【Pillars of the Light for Peace】Venue: Okinawa Prefecture Peace Memorial Park
    Category Illumination
    Note

    * Photo was taken last year. The specifications of the object change every year.

    Website http://www.city.itoman.lg.jp.e.id.hp.transer.com/kankou-navi/
    Okinawa Zoo & Museum “Christmas Fantasy” & “Snow and Light Winter Story”
    Date 2018/12/22 - 2019/01/06 (16:30~21:30)
    Venue Okinawa Zoo & Museum
    Category Illumination
    Note

    【Christmas Fantasy】http://xmas-fantasy.com/
    【Snow and Light Winter Story】http://xmas-fantasy.com/illumi/

    Website http://xmas-fantasy.com/