Get off base and enjoy fun events on Okinawa

Get off base and enjoy fun 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 Jun. 24)

*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. 


BIOS NO OKA NIGHT TOUR: May 16 - June 28; 6:15-9 p.m.; open for night time for limited period; see and learn more about fireflies and small animals and plants at night; admission: 1,800 yen for adults (middle school students and older), 1,000 yen for 4-year-old to elementary school students; free parking available; 098-965-3400;

SUNRISE MARKET VOl. 34: July 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m; market of agricultural products, processed goods, bread, sweets, crafts, food stalls, etc.; at Sunrise Naha Street; free admission; no parking available; 050-3579-0844;,

12TH KINCHO TANBO FESTA: Aug. 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (postponed from May 2); paddy field experience, canoeing experience, nagashi somen, street performances, Kamen Rider show, etc.; at Nature Mirai Kan; free admission (fees apply for some activities); temporary free parking available; 098-968-6117;

SOUTH ISLAND CAVE EXPLORATION 2020: July 18 - 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;

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;

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