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2024 Yaese Cherry Blossom Festival in Okinawa, Japan

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🌸 Welcome to the season of blooming cherry blossoms! For those planning a trip to Okinawa or residing nearby, here’s an event you might find interesting: the 2024 (the 17th) Yaese Cherry Blossom Festival. Held in the picturesque Yaese Park, this annual festival offers a mesmerizing experience amidst hundreds of cherry blossoms.

Yaese Park Okinawa 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival

📍 Venue and Dates

  • Where: Yaese Park, Okinawa [Google Pin]
  • When: January 22 to February 4, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (with light-up from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

🌸 Festival Highlights

1. Cherry Blossom Alley
Stroll along the 200-step staircase lined with about 500 cherry trees in full bloom. This spectacular view is a must-see, especially from mid-January to mid-February.

2. Panoramic Views
Reach the top, and you’re greeted by stunning views of the Kerama Islands and East China Sea, perfect for those who love scenic landscapes.

3. Hiking Trails
For outdoor enthusiasts, the park’s trails offer a great way to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Yaese Park Okinawa 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival

✨ Special Features

1. Night Illumination
Evenings at the park are transformed with around 150 lanterns lighting up the cherry blossom-lined stairs, creating a magical ambiance.

2. Foot Bath
Relax and soak your feet at the observatory’s foot bath, a popular feature from last year, offering a unique way to enjoy the scenery.

Yaese Park Okinawa 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival

🐾 Fun for Everyone

1. Petting Zoo
A hit with families, the petting zoo is available on Sundays (January 27 and February 4) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

2. Live Streaming
Catch live streaming of the festival on the Yoshimoto Kogyo YouTube Channel on January 22 and 28. There’s even a chance to win local products!

🚗 Getting There

  • Bus: No. 35 (Shitahaku Line departs from Naha Bus Terminal) / No. 36 (Itoman-Shinzato Line departs from Itoman Bus Terminal), get off at “Daini Tomimori Bus Stop”
  • Car: About 35 minutes from Naha Airport, or 25 minutes from Naha IC on the Okinawa Expressway
Yaese Park Okinawa 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival

📅 Event Schedule

  • Light-Up: Daily from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Foot Bath: Open throughout the event
  • Petting Zoo: January 27 and February 4, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Live Streaming: January 22 (6:00 PM to 6:30 PM) and January 28 (10:00 AM to 10:30 AM)

Admission is free, making it an accessible event for everyone to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms. Whether you’re a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or just seeking a serene experience, the Yaese Cherry Blossom Festival promises a delightful time. Remember to check the official website or local guides for any updates before planning your visit! 🌸📷🌿

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