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Each year Yomitan Okinawa hosts a plethora of traditional, high energy, cultural, exciting festivals, and events. All of these take part throughout the year leaving few gaps when there isn’t something interesting taking place in Yomitan Village. Starting the year with Japanese Major League Baseball spring training camps and continuing with such events as Yomitan Yachimun Matsuri -Pottery Festival, Sanshin Day, Zampa ORCA Marathon Relay Race, Yomitan Village Youth Eisa Festival, Toya Port Festival, and the The Yomitan Village Festival just to name a few this part of central Okinawa has something interesting happening no matter what you're looking for.
|Japanese Major League Baseball spring training camp
Yomitan plays host to the Chunich Dragons minor league team at Heiwa-no-mori Stadium. Spring training season in Yomitan and all of Okinawa is a big deal as there are no Okinawa Major League Baseball teams. Many locals are big fans of the baseball teams that train in their part of Okinawa Island or...
|The Yomitan Village Festival
each year the entire village of Yomitan Okinawa comes alive with is annual self named event. an orchestra of over 300 Shanshin (3 stringed Okinawa instrument) musicians playing classical music accompanying dance performances. “The Play of Taki.” theatrical performance tells the story of the Yomitan Village pioneer who helped to open up trade between China and Okinawa...
|Zampa ORCA Marathon Relay Race
Taking place in the beautiful Zampa area the race starts at Misaki Park, giving runners a chance to enjoy great scenery while getting exercise and having some healthy competition. This fun race consists of teams of six runners cover a distance of 24 km and the entrance fee is only 6,000 yen per team. Each team in the fun race must...
March 4th is the time to be on Okinawa Island. Officially designated Sanshin day, starting at noon all over Okinawa. In Yomitan Okinawa people celebrate this cultural event all over the village, sometimes in their homes or schools, but the main spot to catch the annual festivities is at the Yomitan cultural...
|Yomitan Village Youth Eisa Festival
The youth of Okinawa to show off their talent. Over 600 Eisa dancers and performers from 12 regions of Okinawa get together and wow the audience in this annual large scale Okinawa festival. All the talent of the day comes together for the grand climax when...
|Toya Port Festival
Know for its Port and large fishing industry it’s no wonder that this is an important festival to the village of Yomitan Okinawa. Held annually on June 20th this festival focuses on the sea, making it an important festival for many local families but like most Okinawa festivals is...
|Yachimun Matsuri - Pottery Festival
one of the first major Okinwan festivals of the year and draws large crowds looking for deals or just looking at the many goings on of the weekend. Charity auctions are usually scheduled and visitors can get the chance to see the masters of Okinawa pottery using their years of honed skills to make ...