Ginowan Okinawa, Festivals & Events

Ginowan is a city full of festivals and events. The people here love to share their traditional Okinawa culture and what better way to do it than a festival. The Okinawa Convention Center can be found playing host to many of these events such as traditional Eisa or the famous Ginowan Hagoromo Festival with the Kachashi dance competition. Many other sporting events, rock concerts and even spectacular fireworks can also be enjoyed in this central Okinawan city.


ginowan hagoromo festival japan Ginowan Hagoromo Festival
one of Ginowan’s major festivals and lasts for two fun packed days of music, dancing, singing and eating. Events and performances include Hagoromo Taiko drums, Eisa, dance performances, concerts, and Okinawa bull fighting...
zamami yacht race okinawa japan Zamami Yacht Race
Every June a prestigious yacht race with a 52-kilometer-long course takes place between Ginowan Marina and Zamami Island. More than 20 boats with over 100 sailors speed towards Zamami Island. Boats over 21 feet long race tours through seas where Hump Backed Whales are a common sight...
ginowan wheelchair marathon okinawa japan Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon
organized to allow both physically challenged athletes and those that are not to participate together. Participants have 3 categories to choose from, 1.5 km trim marathon, 5 km, and half marathon...
ryukyu kaiensai fireworks festival ginowan okinawa japan Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks Festival
The only place in Japan where you can find fireworks on the beach in middle of April. Come enjoy the earliest Hanabi (fireworks) festival. Over 9,000 colorful and exciting fireworks brighten the night sky...




   Central Okinawa Hotels & Accommodations

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Ginowan  5 star Laguna Garden Hotel
 Okinawa  4 star EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa Hotel and Spa
 Okinawa  4 star Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
 Yomitan  5 star Hotel Nikko Alivila
 Chatan  4 star The Beach Tower Okinawa
 Okinawa  3 star Crown Hotel
 Ishikawa  4 star Coco Garden Resort Okinawa



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

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA