The Seaport Chatan Carnival

Taking place on Chatan’s beautiful Sunset beach this all day and night mid summer festival has it all. The Seaport Chatan Carnival Spans two days and entertains with traditional Okinawa events like Haarii (dragon boat races), Tug-of-war, sporting competitions, and Eisa performances

Prior to the official opening ceremonies an indies music contest takes place giving some local artist a chance to show off their tallent to the attentive crowed. Live music continues through the evening to help keep the energy of the occasion high.

Of course there is the typical Japanese festival street food; corn dogs, takoyaki (fried octopus balls), yakisoba, yakitori, potatoes, corn on the cob, and various other fried foods. This is a true part of Japanese culture and it is highly recommended to sample many of these flavors.

The highlight of the entire event is the spectacular fireworks show taking place on both Friday and Saturday evening right on Sunset Beach. A word of warning traffic can be disastrous should you choose to drive to the fireworks as everyone tries to leave at the same time. If you are staying or living close by, biking or walking is might be your best option. It is also a good idea to get their early as the venue does get rather packed as it is a free show.

Name of Venue: Sunset Beach
Address: 2 Mihama, Chatan Town, Okinawa 904-0115

From Naha Airport Approx. 40 min. by car (via highway)
From Okinawa Expressway : Okinawa Minami I.C: Approx. 25 min.by car (via highway)
From nearest bus stop : Gun Byoin-mae Approx. 15 min.on foot
(Bus No. : 20, 28, 29, 112, 120, 228)

 

 

   Central Okinawa Hotels & Accommodations

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Ginowan  5 star Laguna Garden Hotel
 Okinawa  4 star EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa Hotel and Spa
 Okinawa  4 star Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
 Yomitan  5 star Hotel Nikko Alivila
 Chatan  4 star The Beach Tower Okinawa
 Okinawa  3 star Crown Hotel
 Ishikawa  4 star Coco Garden Resort Okinawa
   
   

 

 

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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

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 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