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Experience the Magic of the Night at Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights in Yomitan Village!

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Are you ready for a unique and dazzling experience this winter in Okinawa? Look no further than the breathtaking event, Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights, where the night beach comes alive with lights, music, and delicious treats. Let’s dive into the details of this extraordinary event that promises to be a highlight of your winter nights!

Okinawa Hoshino Resort Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan

Photo source: Hoshino Resort

Event Overview

From December 1, 2023 (Friday) to January 31, 2024 (Wednesday), Hoshino Resort Banta Cafe in Yomitan Village will transform into a dreamy wonderland with the enchanting Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights. The entire venue, surrounded by the sea and pristine white sandy beaches, will be illuminated, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

Night Lights and Beach Picnics

As the sun sets, witness the magic as various locations, including the sea and cliffs, are beautifully lit up. 🏖️ The fourth edition of this event introduces the charming “floating ball lanterns,” upcycled from soda bottles using the traditional Ryukyu glass technique. These lanterns, in sizes big and small, cast a gentle glow, illuminating the beach in a warm embrace.

Special Night Menus and Live Entertainment

Banta Cafe and the adjacent All Grille are not just offering a feast for the eyes but also for the taste buds! 🍽️ Indulge in special menus crafted for the event, including a “Night Picnic Set” featuring unique onigiri and a comforting Yushi tofu soup.

Okinawa Hoshino Resort Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan

Photo source: Hoshino Resort

On Saturdays, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere with a night cafe, live jazz performances, and even a market! 🎶 Uchina Jazz Live on the large roof deck features talented musicians from Okinawa, bringing you a fusion of rhythmic jazz and the soothing sounds of the ocean waves.

Okinawa Hoshino Resort Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan

Photo source: Hoshino Resort

Event Schedule

📅 Event Period: December 1, 2023 (Fri) – January 31, 2024 (Wed)

  • Closed: January 9, 2024 (Tue) – January 18, 2024 (Thu)
  • Cancellation possible in inclement weather.

⏰ Event Hours: 18:00 – 21:30

  • Illumination: Sunset – 21:00
  • Food L.O.: 20:30 / Drink L.O.: 21:00

Additional Highlights

  • Christmas Eve Special Live (Dec 24, 2023): Experience the magic of the season with a special performance by a Big Band comprising 18 talented musicians.
  • Night Lights Market (Saturdays): Explore unique crafts and gifts from local artisans. From sea-inspired candles to wooden lampshades, find the perfect winter relaxation items.

Venue Details

📍 Location: Hoshino Resort Banta Cafe, 560 Gima, Yomitan Village, Nakagami District, Okinawa [ Google Pin ]

🎟️ Admission: Free with Banta Cafe or All Grille usage

💰 Night Picnic Set: ¥3,800 (Tax Included) / 2 people

  • Contents: 2 types of onigiri, Yushi tofu soup
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:30 (No reservation required, limited quantity)

Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of winter in Okinawa! Whether you’re enjoying a beach picnic, savoring delectable treats, or tapping your feet to Uchina Jazz, Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights promises a magical escape under the stars. 🌌✨


Our passion for supporting local businesses drives us to share information about events in the Okinawa area. Please note that Oki Social is not responsible for hosting this event. It’s important to be aware that the event’s host reserves the right to make changes or even cancel the event without prior notice.