Okinawa to light up the summer nights with fireworks
WHALE-STRAIT TOKASHIKI MATSURI: July 27-28, 6-9 p.m.; 300 fireworks display along with taiko, eisa and live music performances at Tokashiki Elementary/Middle School playground; three-minute walk from Tokashiki Port (no parking lot); 098-987-2430.
NAGO NATSU MATSURI: July 28-29, 8:45-9 p.m.; 1,000 fireworks display at Nago Fishing Port Seawall; five-minute walk from Nago City Hall; 0980-52-4243.
SEAPORT CHATAN CARNIVAL FIREWORKS: July 21-22, 1,300 fireworks display at Chatan Koen Sunset Beach; 3.1-mile (five-kilometer) from Okinawa Minami I.C. on Okinawa Express; 098-926-5678.
GINOWAN HAGOROMO MATSURI: Sept. 29-30; 1,000 fireworks display at Ginowan Kaihin Koen Tamokuteki Hiroba (multi-purpose square); 098-968-5125.
URASOE TEDAKO MATSURI: Oct. 20-21, 8:40-9 p.m.; about 1,000 fireworks display at Urasoe Undo Koen; 10-minute ride from Furujima Station on Yui-monorail; 098-876-1234.