About The Author
Welcome to OKINAWA LOCAL TOUR GUIDE'S BLOG.
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.
I write, in a rather freewheeling manner, things I see and hear mainly in the nature-rich region of Okinawa . Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan. Come and experience this unique resort island in the heart of subtropical climate and blue ocean.
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Nago Cherry Blossom Festival
Today (Jan. 29) is the first day of the two-day festival. Unfortunately, the weather has been unstable this year and school brass band parades have been cancelled due to the bad weather. Although it can't be helped, Nago City mayor and this year's cherry flower beauty queens marched down the down town street anyway.