Okinawa’s Recommended Cherry Blossom Festivals of 2017
This year, the cherry blossom season has already begun in Okinawa, where spring arrives earlier than the rest of Japan.
Various festivals are held throughout Okinawa, where the cherry blossom season takes place from January to February every year.
The type of cherry blossom found is called kanhizakura, which differs from the Yoshino variety found in Honshu and is characterised by its bell shaped flowers.
This year, why not visit Okinawa for some early cherry blossom viewing?
Our Recommended events for enjoying the sakura
January 21st – February 5th 2017
39th Motobu Yaedake Sakura Festival
One step ahead, Japan’s fastest bloom
Saturday 28th January – Sunday 12th February,2017
10th Nakijin Gusuku Sakura Festival
World Heritage Castle Ruins and cherry blossom Illumination creates magical world. Come enjoy the beautiful lighting.