Kume-jima Island Festivals & Events

Kumejima Island has a lot going as local residents and visitors take part in all the exciting events and activities this small but lively Okinawa Island has to offer. Spring time sees the Japanese Major League Baseball team Tohoku Rakuten Eagles set up training camp. Traditional festivals take place all throughout the year Kumejima Hari -Dragon Boat Race, Kumejima Matsuri, and Kanegusuku Shishimai. Don’t forget get to check out the exciting sporting events on Kumejima Island like The Kumejima Marathon and the Kumejima Yacht Race.

 

kumejima island hari dragon boat races okinawa festivals guide Kumejima Hari -Dragon Boat Race
On Kumejima Island the tradition has been kept alive for over 100 years and continues to go strong. Each year everyone from children to adults test their abilities in this fun packed event that takes place at three of Kumejima’s ports Torishima Port, GimaPort and ...
 
kumejima matsuri okinawa traditional festivals Kumejima Matsuri
Most of the events of this major Kumejima festival take place at Fureai Kouen (Park) only a stones through away from Kanegusuku Port and a short drive from Kumejima Airport. Both days the festival opens around ...
tohoku rakuten eagles kume island spring training camp Rakuten Eagles Baseball Camp
In 2006 a brand new stadium was built and simply named Kumejima Baseball Stadium giving the massive amount of fans that come to this small Okinawa Island, 100 km West of Naha City a place to go and scope out their favorite ...
Kanegusuku Shishimai mid September kumejima island okinawa japan festival Kanegusuku Shishimai
a tradition that is well worth seeing while on Okinawa’s Kumejima Island. Each year during the full moon in September, people come to help drive away evil spirits and watch the Shishimai Dance, a traditional Chinese Lion dance performed with ...
okinawa japan kumejima marathon Kumejima Marathon
Kumejima Island is a great place for a run as it is not too mountainous and offers some amazing views along the well planned out route. Participants have the choice between a few different distances to race depending on their abilities and fitness levels ...
Kume Kurenai & Kume Shiranami - Okinawa Flower Festival February Kume Kurenai & Kume Shiranami
Part of the Okinawa Flower Festival is an event that takes place from January to May each year all over Japan’s most southern prefecture. On Kumejima Island most of the events and activities take place in February in and around the island’s beautiful ...
Kumejima Yacht Race, Okinawa Japan end of May Kumejima Yacht Race
This prestigious race starts from Ginowan Port on the main Okinawa Island and finishes at Kumejima Island’s Kanegusuku Port. The exciting event takes place on a 55 mile course over beautiful waters where humpbacked whales, sea turtles, and dolphins can ...

 

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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Kerama Islands Hotels & Accommodations

Location Rating Hotel Name
Kumejima 4 1/2 star hotel Cypress Resort

 

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