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Shuri Castle Park: New Year’s Banquet

Shuri Castle Park New Year’s Banquet 2015

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The re-enactment of a celebration for the New Year once held during the Ryukyu Kingdom era is taken place for the three days of the New Year.


  • ■Usagaku Music Performance
    Opening ceremony after opening the gate.
    Date:January 1st – 3rd, 2015
    Hour: 8:30AM – 8:50AM
    Plcae: Shuri castle main temple (fee required)

    ■The King and Queen
    The king and queen will show up as Usagaku music is performed.
    Date: January 3rd, 2015
    Hour: 10AM – 10:20AM / 11AM – 11:20AM 
    Place::Shuri castle main courtyard (fee required)

    ■Ryukyu Traditional Performance
    (Ryukyuan and local dances)
    Shuri castle’s traditional performance as well as folk dance are held.
    Date: January 1st – 3rd, 2015
    Hours: 12:30PM – 12:50PM / 1:30PM – 1:50PM / 2:30PM – 2:50PM / 3:30PM – 3:50PM / 4:30PM – 5PM 
    Place: Shuri castle bottom courtyard (free)

    ■Bankoku Shinryo Bell
    Beating the bell praying for the world peace and prosperity.
    Date: January 1st – 3rd, 2015
    Hours: 2:00PM – 2:30PM / 3PM – 3:30PM / 4PM – 4:30PM 
    Place: Tomoya (free)

  • ■New Year’s Ceremony (Chohai-Okishiki)
    Ritual comprising of three parts held in the New Year’s morning of Ryukyu Kingdom era.
    Date: January 1st & 2nd, 2015
    Place: Shuri castle main courtyard (fee required)

  • ・First Part:

  •    10AM – 10:25AM

  • ・Second Part

       10:50AM – 11AM

  • ・Third Part
     11:25AM – 11:50AM

  • ■Photo shoot with the King and Queen
    Snap a photo of yourself lined with the King and Queen.
    Date: January 1st – 3rd, 2015
    Hours: 12AM – 12:20AM / 1PM – 1:20PM 
    Place: Courtyard (fee required)

    ■Complimentary Liquor and Tea
    Complimentary Amazake liquor (no alcohol) or tea will be served to the visitors. (First come first served)
    Date: January 1st – 3rd, 2015
    Hours: 8AM – 5PM

  • Place: Shuri castle bottom courtyard (free)

    ■Flag Performance
    Enormous flag performance indicating the tradition of the Shuri district.
    Place: Shuri castle park square (free)



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Event Shuri Castle Park: New Year’s Banquet
Date January 1st - 3rd, 2015
8AM - 5PM
Place Shuri castle park and its surroundings
Address 1-2 Kin-cho, Shuri, Nahs-shi, Okinawa

[By car]
From Naha airport, head to central Naha via HW 331
Turn right at Tomari intersection on HW 58.
Towards Shuri staying on HW 29

[Monorail & Bus]
Take monorail from Naha airport.
get off at Shuri station and head to Shurei gate. (15 minutes)
or take a numbered 8 bus from the station.
get off at Shurijo-mae stop and walk to Shurei gate. (3 minutes)
Parking Toll parking lot available on the first and second basement.
Other features *Some events requires entrance fee.
Inquiry 【Shuri castle park conducting center】098-886-2020
URL http://oki-park.jp/shurijo/