Fun off-base events on Okinawa

Fun off-base events on Okinawa

Stripes Okinawa

Editor's note: There are some great events coming up, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Aug. 10)

*Many events originally scheduled have been cancelled or postponed since March. Schedules are subject to change and change daily. Please check each organization and/or event’s official websites for current information. 

 

SATUR ZOO NIGHT: Every Saturday until Aug. 29, 6-9 p.m.; Visit Okinawa Zoo & Museum during the evening hours; admission: adults-500 yen, High school and Middle school students-200 yen; 4-year-old and through elementary school students-100 yen; free parking available; 098-933-4190; www.okzm.jp/www.facebook.com/okinawakodomonokuni/.

3RD YANABARU TUG-OF-WAR CUSTOME EXHIBITION: Sept. 18-22, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Okinawan traditional custome exhibition for Yonabaru Tug-of-War; at Yonabaru-cho Tug-of-war Museum; admission: adults-300 yen, free for high school students and younger, 1,500 yen for dressing experience; free parking available; 098-945-5323; www.yonabaru.okinawa/event/3th-shitakuisyotenrankai/.

7TH RUNNET EKIDEN OKINAWA: Sept. 27, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Ekiden and idividual races at Tomisaki Chura Sun Beach; register by Aug. 23 to participate; 098-943-0022; www.runnet-ekiden.jp/okinawa/.

SOUTH ISLAND CAVE EXPLORATION 2020: Until Sept. 30; Eploring Japan's biggest limestone cave, Gyokusendo in Okinawa World; admission-3,000 yen (for all ages above 6), including fees for guide, helmet and head lamp rental, and shower room use, and insurance; 4th graders and younger must be accompanied by a guradian; by appointment only; free parking available; 098-949-7421; www.gyokusendo.co.jp/okinawaworld/okinawacave/exploration.html.

26TH IHEYA MOONLIGHT MARATHON: Oct. 31, Full Marathon starts at 3 p.m., Half-Marathon at 5 p.m.; 10,000 yen to register (registration ends on July 31 or when it reaches 1,000 participants); on Iheya Island and Nobo Island; 0980-46-2867; www.iheya-moonlight.jp/.

SPARTAN RACE JAPAN 2020: Nov. 28; 10K Spartan race at Tomisaki Chura Sun Beach; register by Nov. 15 to participate; www.spartanrace.jp/ja/race/detail/6418/overview.

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