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If watching or doing sports are your thing then Miyako-jima Island is the place to come! All throughout the year there are many sporting events that take place with the beautiful backdrop of the island’s scenery. The Strongman All Japan Triathlon Miyako-jima, Miyako Island Wide 100km Marathon, and TheMiyako Island Beach Volleyball Tournament just to name a few. For a more unique and traditional experience check out the Shimajiri Pantu and get lucky mud splashed on you by a god. Other events like Beach opening festivals and the Orion Beer Festival keep the rest of the year lively.
|Miyako Island Beach Volleyball Tournament
The tournament is an official event of the Japan Beach Volleyball Federation (JBVF). running for over 10 years and is quickly becoming a fixture of Miyako-jima's summer activities schedule. There are three competitive categories; Men's doubles, Women's doubles, and ...
|Orion Beer Festival
famous beer fests every year on lovely Miyako-jima Island. The company makes sure that the beer being served is the freshest possible. Locals and tourists feast and drink while Miyako artists perform on stage to entertain the crowds ...
|Island Wide 100km Marathon
a very popular event that takes place every year due in a large part to the enthusiastic volunteers from the local communities. The marathon features three courses; the famous 100km run, and the lesser in distance but not in achievement 50km, and 21km runs ...
three visiting gods (Pantu) covered in mud roam around the town, splashing mud on people, houses and cars to help banish evil spirits. Traditionally people believe that new houses and newborns receive good luck if splashed with the mud. In Nobaru this ritual is ...
|Miyako Island Beach Opening Festival
some of the best beach opening festivals as Miyako-jima has some of the best beaches in Okinawa Prefecture. at Yonaha Maehama Beach, there are many events taking place on opening day. Visitors to this official Okinawa beach opening will ...
|Strongman All Japan Triathlon
a well respected international competition and well regarded by the super athletes that partake, in large part because of the vast amount of volunteers that make the event so successful. Tri-athletes and spectators are able to soak up the beauty that is Miyako-jima Island before and ...