Festivals in Kunigami Village Okinawa

Keeping traditions alive is an important thing in the Northern Okinawa Village of Kunigami and each year the festivals that take place here help with this task. The women Only Eisa festival is unique to this area of Okinawa. The massive Yanbaru Carp Festival celebrated on Childers day during Japanese Golden week draws crowds of local Okinawans and tourists for the festivities. The big Event at the beginning of Okinawa’s summer is the Okuma beach opening festival with lots of games for children and activities for everyone.

 

oku yanbaru carp festival Oku Yanbaru Carp Festival
The tradition of flying banners and flags in the shape of fish over the river has been growing over the years. These days more than 500 of these carp shaped symbols can be seen. Other traditional performances take place such as Eisa dancing and a Karaoke competition. One of the more popular events is ...
okuma beach opening festival kunigami-son okinawa japan Okuma Beach Opening
To mark the start of Okinawa summer in April, each year Okuma beach hosts a festival to mark its official opening. On opening day there are many events at Okuma beach like kid’s beach soccer, treasuring hunting, and the very popular ...
Women only Eisa Festival
This long running traditional festival was once much a part of Northern Okinawa in the Kunigami Village area but now is only performed by the women of Yona. Know as "Shichi Gachi Maii" the Eisa festival is performed by a group of women in a circle singing traditional songs while...

 

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

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