Here comes the spring. Here comes another season of Nago City Cherry Blossom Festival.
This flower-viewing festival is held annually in Nago City, Okinawa, along with other similar festival also held in neighboring municipalities of Mobobu and Nakijin. The festival in Motobu was held two weeks ago, and in Nakijin, it was last week. Nago City will cerebrate the coming of spring together with the blight pink flowers this weekend, Jan. 29 (Sat.) through Jan. 30 (Sun.).
Entertainment programs are scheduled throughout the weekend, as shown in the copy of the festival program below.
There are a few things that you might want to prepare before you visit the festival cite.
1) Since it will very likely be raining throughout this weekend, please bring an umbrella or a rain poncho along.
2) There will be no currency exchange service available in the festival area, so if you do not have any Japanese currency, you might want to change U.S. dollar (or whatever currency you have) into Japanese yen in advance.
The festival head office will be set up right next to the Hinpun Banyan Tree on the Nago Oh-Douri (main street) and an English-speaking staff will be stationed at the office for English-speaking visitors.
Here, I posted a copy of English language program. Sorry, it didn't come out clearly. Free copies are available at the festival head office.
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This blog is created by a local tour guide born and raised in the northern region of Okinawa island. This lush mountainous area is locally known as Yanbaru, and the name means to the locals as a place to enjoy and appreciate nature.
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