The best spots to enjoy Kanhizakura cherry blossoms in Okinawa

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The best spots to enjoy Kanhizakura cherry blossoms in Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture is located southwest of the island of Kyushu. It is a famous resort destination and the year-round warm climate draws many people to its beautiful beaches and marine activities. Okinawa is also famous for the earliest cherry blossoms in Japan. Here is the list of 5 prettiest sakura viewing sites to visit which also have festivals

 Hanami celebration here begins in mid-January and can be enjoyed till mid-February. It is really great to see breathtaking sakura throughout the prefecture; meanwhile, it hosts many cherry blossom festivals in various locations.

  • Kanhizakura Tree

    Kanhizakura TreeKanhizakura Tree

    Cherry blossoms in Okinawa have two special traits. First, cherry blossoms in Okinawa are the first to bloom in Japan! The warm climate allows cherry blossom flowers to begin blooming in mid-January, which is the earliest in Japan. Second, cherry blossoms in Okinawa are different from those on the main island. Yoshino cherry trees are commonly found on Japan's main island. However, Okinawa has a large percentage of Kanhizakura trees. In comparison to Yoshino cherry trees, cherry blossom flowers of Kanhizakura trees have deeper shades of pink and bloom in a downward direction.

  • 1. Naha Sakura Festival 2020

    1. Naha Sakura Festival 20201. Naha Sakura Festival 2020

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    Naha City is located in northern Okinawa Prefecture. With the convenience of Naha Airport, the city is well-frequented with travelers. Naha Sakura Festival 2020 is a festival is held at Yogi Park, a 15-minute walk from Naha's International Street. There will be over 400 trees exhibiting their blooms at the festival, which takes place from February 19, 2020, to February 23, 2019. The highlight of the festival is the riverside cherry blossoms. Visitors can enjoy a stroll and view the flowers along the river. There will also be a variety of events such as a folk song competition, hula dance performances, and food stalls. This is a festival fun for all ages!

  • 2. Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival

    2. Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival2. Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Okinawa. The Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival is held annually at Nakijin Castle, one of the nine designated sites. As of December 2019, festival dates are not available yet for 2020, but the festival ran from January 26, 2019, to February 11, 2019. The event will likely be held between late January and early February again in 2020. Attendees will have the magical experience of seeing the illumination of the cherry blossoms and Nakijin Castle Ruins.

  • 3. Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

    3. Nago Cherry Blossom Festival3. Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Nago Cherry Blossom Festival is held at Nago Central Park, located in Northern Okinawa, Nago City, from January 25, 2020, to January 26, 2020. The park is one of Okinawa's best cherry blossom viewing spots and is known for its over 20,000 cherry blossom trees. Visitors are able to appreciate the contrast of colors of the cherry blossoms and the sea from the observatory deck. Events like Taiko dance performances will take place on stage, and the streets of Nago City will also have parades and shows. This is a festival enjoyable by all visitors!

  • 4. Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival

    4. Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival4. Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival

    The Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Western Motobu Peninsula in Motobu Town, which is also home to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Mt. Yae is 453 meters high with over 7,000 cherry blossoms. The hike from the mountain's halfway point to its summit has an especially stunning cherry blossom view. It is also a fun to view the cherry blossoms via rental cars and take a leisurely drive up. On January 18 and 19, 2020, entertainment such as live folk song and street performances will be held at Yaedake Sakuranomori Park.

  • 5. 14th Yaese Park Cherry Blossom Festival

    5. 14th Yaese Park Cherry Blossom Festival 5. 14th Yaese Park Cherry Blossom Festival

    Blossom Festival is held at Yaese Park in Southern Okinawa Main Island, Yaese Town. The park is gorgeously lined with up to 500 cherry blossoms trees. During the festival period, illuminations begin from 18:00 to 21:00. The atmosphere becomes romantic and offers a very different experience than during a daytime visit. A sweeping view of Yaese Town can also be seen from the observatory deck. Other than Yaesu Park, a variety of events will also be held at Yaesu No Shi Chan Square. Locally produced products and traditional Okinawa performances and arts will be showcased, too.

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