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Experience the Bloom: 42nd Higashi Village Azalea Festival (March 1-20, 2024)

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Spring in Yanbaru is marked by a spectacular display of azaleas, and the 42nd Higashi Village Azalea Festival is a celebration you won’t want to miss. From March 1st to 20th, 2024, witness the breathtaking beauty of 50,000 azaleas in full bloom, a vibrant showcase of reds, pinks, and whites that transform the landscape into a colorful tapestry.

Event Overview

When: March 1 (Fri) – March 20 (Wed, Holiday), 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Last entry at 4:00 PM)
Where: Higashi Village Community Forest Azalea Garden, Okinawa Prefecture [ Google Pin ]
Parking: Available (450 spots, including a dedicated area for buses)

Admission Details

  • High School Students & Above: ¥300
  • Junior High School Students & Below: Free
  • Disability Support: Free admission for individuals with a disability handbook and one caregiver.
  • Group Discount: ¥200 per person for groups of 15 or more.

Highlights and Schedule

Immerse yourself in a variety of events planned throughout the festival:

🌸 March 1 (Friday)

  • Mountain Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

🎪 March 2 (Saturday)

  • Street Performance Festival: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

🥁 March 3 (Sunday)

  • Nishihara High School Marching Band Performance: 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

🎤 March 9 (Saturday)

  • Azalea Festival Karaoke Contest: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Registration starts at 12:00 PM)

🎭 March 10 (Sunday)

  • Higashi Village Folk Performing Arts Festival: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

🎷 March 16 (Saturday)

  • U.S. Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force Band Concert: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

🎠 March 17 (Sunday)

  • Mini Mini Amusement Park: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

🎶 March 20 (Wednesday, Holiday)

  • Special Live Performances:
  • 1:00 PM: Enzake
  • 1:35 PM: Yona Yuu
  • 2:10 PM: Higa Sari
  • 2:45 PM: Shima Ryuta
  • 3:30 PM: Johnny Ginowan
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Enjoy the stunning views of azaleas against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, a sight made even more majestic with the garden’s elevated position. The earliest blooms in Japan provide a perfect setting for a day out, offering not just natural beauty but also a slice of local culture through various performances and activities.

Note: The event schedule is subject to change, so please check the latest updates before planning your visit.

This festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultural traditions of Higashi Village, alongside the natural splendor of its azalea blooms. Whether you’re a flower enthusiast, a fan of local performances, or simply in search of a picturesque day out, the Higashi Village Azalea Festival promises a memorable experience.

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