Itoman Okinawa, Festivals & Events

Itoman plays host to a wide variety of festival and events throughout the year. Like most festivals in Okinawa many of these events are high energy, full of music, dance and tradition. The Itoman Hare (dragon boat race) is one of the biggest and oldest of the Ryuku Islands and Itoman’s very traditional Tug-Of-War is open for any one to join. The peaceful illumination and Hometown festival events are just two more yearly events.

 

Itoman Okinawa Hare - Dragon boat races Itoman Hare - Dragon Boat Races
Itoman hosts the largest dragon boat races in Okinawa Japan on the 4th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar (usually June). There is a legend in Itoman that the day after Hare people who have died at sea have their own dragon boat races. This Hare is called Guso Bare and it is said that on this day people can hear ...
Itoman Okinawa Tug-of-War Japanese Festivals Itoman tug-of-war
The second largest in Okinawa, rivaled only by Naha City tug-of-war. The Itoman tug of war has managed to remained  a traditional event
and is held every year on August 15 of the lunar calendar ( usually mid to late September) ...
itoman hometown festival okinawa japan Itoman Hometown Festival
This Okinawa festival is a great chance to sample some of the local Itoman specialty goods and food, items like delicious fish soup can be found being sold everywhere ...
Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival, Okinawa Japan Peaceful Illumination Festival
Over 600,000 light bulbs are lit up in Itoman City where the Battle of Okinawa came to an end. The lights shine from mid December through to the beginning of January at the Itoman Wine Farm ...

 

South Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Shuri-jo Castle Park World Heritage Bus Tou
Visit Shuri-jo Castle and Okinawa World, where you can experience Okinawa's history, culture, and nature.Audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Dinner Cruise
See the historic sites of Southern Okinawa. Tours are facilitated by a portable audio device in English, Chinese & Korean. Lunch included
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Kerama Islands Morning Half Day Introductory Diving Tour (from Naha)
Qualified English speaking diving instructors will take you under the beautiful and clear blue ocean. The perfect chance for beginners or people with no diving license not to miss Okinawa’s colorful coral reefs
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:3 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Walking Tour (Half Day:4 persons)
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Shurijo Castle, Tsuboya Yachimun Street, Heiwa Shopping Street and Makishi Public by public transportation with English speaking guide.
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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