Recent Okinawa Travel News Blog articles list
July ~ August
July 12th ~ 13th
32nd Annual Peaceful Love Rock Festival
Place: Okinawa City Field Stage
Time: 1 p.m. ~
Admission: Advance tickets 3,500 yen (one day pass) / 6,000 (two day pass); plus 500 yen at the door
This is one of the most popular rock concerts on island. For two days rock fans can enjoy some of Okinawa's best rock artists, ranging from veteran musicians of the Okinawa "Rock Era" to new and talented young rockers.
Okinawa Expo Park Summer Festival
Place: Okinawa Expo Park (Emerald Beach)
Time: Beach Events: 12 pm ~ ; Stage Events 4 pm ~ ; Fireworks p.m. ~ 8 p.m. ~
This festival is all about fireworks with one of the best displays during the summer season...But be prepared for huge crowds and lots of traffic. If possible, it is more enjoyable to stay the night at one of the nearby hotels and walk.
July 19th ~ 20th
Place: Onna Community Field (Next to Manza Beach)
Time: Afternoon ~
A local seaside festival with plenty of entertainment, Okinawa "Eisa" dance, and fireworks.
July 18th ~ 20th
Urasoe Tedako Festival
Time: Friday 2 pm ~ 9 pm ; Sat & Sun 1 pm ~ 9 pm
A wonderful cultural festival filled with a variety of events and activities. Music, dance, parades, drum performances, and lots of food. The word "Tedako" is an Okinawan word that means "child of the sun" and refers to King Eiso, who was a powerful leader before the Ryukyu Kingdom Dynasty.
July 26th ~ 27th
Nago Summer Festival
Place: Nago Port
Time: Afternoon ~
Info: Nago Summer Festival Map
Enjoy mixing with locals at this "matsuri" and enjoy a fantastic display of fireworks.
In the past, it was expensive to fly from mainland Japan to Okinawa. Nowadays, thanks to an increase in discount airlines, the price is very affordable. Depending on the day and time of year, you can find one-way flights from Tokyo to Okinawa on Skymark Airlines for only 5,800 yen! On other airlines, the price is even cheaper during special campaigns!