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 Dec. 7)

*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. 


OKINAWA Bike Ride: Jan. 24; 17K course-5,000 yen, 70K course-6,000 yen; register by Jan. 8 (will stop accepting applications as soon as reaching the capacity of 100 people for each course);

SPARTAN RACE JAPAN 2020: Postponed to Feb. 27; 10K Spartan race at Tomisaki Chura Sun Beach;

RYUKYU LANTERN FESTIVAL 2020-2021: Dec. 4 - Mar. 28, 5:30-10 p.m.; lanterns will be lit up at 6 p.m. at Murasakimura in Yomitan Village; admission: adults-1,200 yen, high school, middle school students-500 yen, elementary school students-400 yen; free parking available up to 200 spaces; 098-958-1111;,

HIKARI NO SANPODOU 2020-2021: Until May 9, 5-10 p.m.; Southeast Botanical Gardens' promenade will be lighted up by 2.8 million bulbs; admission: adults-1,800 yen+tax, high school students and seniors (over 60)-1,100 yen+tax, 6 years old and younger-free; fees vary during Dec. 24-27 Christmas period; free pakring available; 098-939-2555;

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