Cherry Blossom (Sakura) in Okinawa 2019


The earliest Cherry Blossom (Sakura) in Japan is in Okinawa. Hanami at Okinawa (Flower Viewing) begins in mid January until mid February. During this period people in other regions enjoy Winter Festival instead. Normally, Hanami in Japan is between March-April. If you don't visit Japan in March or April and would like to experience cherry blossom, Okinawa may be your alternative. I gather some useful information about Cherry Blossom Festival in Okinawa as follows:


Photo: Okinawa Story

Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: 19 Jan - 3 Feb 19
Venue: Yaedake Sakura-no-Mori Park - Okinawa

Access
From Naha Airport: Approx. 150 min. by car (via highway) 
From Okinawa Expressway Kyoda I.C: Approx. 40 min. by car (via highway) 
From nearest bus stop Yaedake Iriguchi: Approx. 5 min. on foot 

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Nago Cherry Blossom Festival 

Date: 26-27 Jan 19
Venue: Nago Central Park, Festival Square Special Stage (Sakura Park), Nago Crossroads Boulevard, Nago Fishing Port Premises
Time: 13:00-20:30

Access
From Naha Airport: Approx. 90 min. by car (via highway) 
Okinawa Expressway: Kyoda I.C: Approx. 20 min. by car (via highway) 
From nearest bus stop Nago Gyo Iriguchi: Approx. 5 min. on foot 

(Stop for line : 20, 21, 65, 66, 70, 76, 77, 78, 120)

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Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: 26 Jan - 11 Feb 19
Venue: Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa
Admission Fee: Adult 400 yen, Student 300 yen, Child Free

Access
The Yanbaru Express Bus: From Naha Airport one way trip takes about 2.5 hours and costs around 2000 yen. 
Highway Bus number 111 from Naha Bus Center to Nago Bus Terminal takes 90 mins or 105 mins from Naha Airport.

Get off at Nakijin Joseki Iriguchi and 15-20 walks.
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Yaese Cherry Blossom Festival 

Date: 3 Feb 19
Venue: Yaese Park, Okinawa
Time: 13:00-21:00
Light up period : 26 Jan -12 Feb 18 18:00 - 21:00

Access
- 25 minutes by car from Okinawa Expressway Naha IC 
- 30 minutes on foot from route bus second Tomori bus stop
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Naha Sakura Festival

Date: 20-24 Feb 19
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Venue: Yogi Park, Okinawa
Free Admission

Access
20 mins by car from Naha airport
Monorail Asato Station, 15 minutes walk.
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