Find information on events in Okinawa throughout the year, and recommended months to visit! Whether you’re a seasoned visitor to Okinawa or if it’s your first time visiting, we’re sure everyone will have a fantastic time!
Family vacation with kids tend to be centered around kids, but if you choose the right hotels, even grandparents will have fun at their own pace! As your home base, these recommended hotels let you get lots of rest time and offer great relaxation amenities.
Numerous festivals and fireworks unique to Okinawa are held all over the island in July. These events bustle with excitement and are held at famous tourist destinations and their surroundings, so you can easily check them out during your stay in Okinawa. It’ll be perfect for making great memories with your family or friends!
You may think that Okinawa is warm throughout the year, but it actually gets a little chilly starting in mid-December. This chilliness induces Okinawan cherry blossoms to bloom from January to March. Somei Yoshino, characterized by its pale white color, is the most common cherry blossom species in Japan. But the species you’ll see in Okinawa is called Ryukyu Kanhizakura, which has a vivid pink color, and it’s known for blooming earlier than any other cherry blossoms in Japan. In mainland Japan, the “cherry blossom frontline” makes its way from south to north, but in Okinawa, the frontline goes the opposite direction, from north to south. Explanations abound for this phenomenon, but the common understanding is that the cold temperature the flower buds need to bloom, which were formed in summer, moves from the northern area of the Okinawa main island (especially from the mountainous area with high altitude) to the southern area; hence the direction of the “frontline.” This article introduces you to amazing cherry blossom sites in Okinawa! Visit these places and get an early peek of spring!
For those who want to fully explore Okinawa, Naha is the most convenient place to stay. It allows you to have easy access to the airport and to the expressway. The hotels in Naha are also relatively inexpensive compared to the luxury hotels on the west coast. The editorial group came up with a list of recommended hotels, which we will introduce in detail! The comfort you’ll experience will make you want to come back. Definitely consider these options when you search for hotels!
The Okinawa Urban Monorail, referred to as Yui Rail, began its operation on August 10, 2003. From local riders to foreign and domestic visitors to Okinawa, the Yui Rail draws a wide range of ridership. Four more stations were added in October 2019, offering further convenience! In this article, we will introduce ways to maximize your experience and some recommended spots in Naha that you can explore using the Yui Rail.
“Okinawa Bus Pass” official website. A limitless bus pass lets you enjoy your trip at your own pace. Only for tourists!