Illumination on Okinawa 2020

Now that Halloween is over, many towns are now changing the focus and getting ready for Christmas and the New Year celebrations.

Since we don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in Japan, the next big holidays are Christmas and the New Year. There are many annual illumination events on Okinawa every winter season, but due to the COVID-19 virus and we may not have as many as we normally have.

Although it is fewer than usual, many people are excited and looking forward to the Illuminations that will take place this year. We hope that this beautiful illumination will brighten people’s spirit and make them feel happy!

The Illumination Promenade at the Southeast Botanical Garden in Okinawa city will go on as planned this year. The event is taking place from October 30th thru May 9th 2021. You can view the illumination every night from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

About 2.8 million lights will brighten up the gardens this year! Last year there were 1.8 million lights, so this year will be extra festive and very beautiful to see.

Southeast Botanical Gardens light show.

The cost is ¥1800 for adults, ¥1100 for High School students, ¥1100 for people over the age of 60, and ¥600 for Elementary School and Junior High School students. The event is free for children under 6 years of age.

Advanced discounted tickets are available at Lawsons, Family Mart, and Seven Eleven stores on Okinawa.

The Kariyushi Dream Fantasy Illumination at the Okinawa Kariyushi Beach Resort in Onna Village is taking place every Saturday and Sunday from November 1st thru February 28th . The illumination will start at sunset and continue until midnight. It’s free to enter except Dec. 23~25 and Dec. 31st. There will be a parking fee of ¥500 per car.

Kariyushi Ocean Spa

The Stardust Fantasia illumination in Kanucha Resort in Nago city is taking place from November 1st thru February 14th.
The illumination starts at sunset and will continue until 11:00 P.M. every night. This is a limited event and is only available for registered hotel guests and restaurant guests.

Kanucha illumination runs through Feb. 28.

The Shuri Castle modeled LED light illumination will be displayed at the ground floor of Palette Kumoji in Naha until November 15th every night. Its free to watch and the light up is from 6:00 P.M. to midnight.

Let’s go out and enjoy the beautiful lights!

10:50 04 Dec , 2020