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Ie Island 2024 Lily Festival: A Spectacular Spring Event 🌸 (April 27 – May 5)

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Spring on Ie Island brings a mesmerizing event that highlights the beauty and diversity of lilies. The Ie Island Lily Festival, in its 27th edition, invites nature lovers and flower enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a floral paradise. Here’s everything you need to know about this vibrant festival.

📅 Event Details

When: April 27, 2024 (Saturday) to May 5, 2024 (Sunday)
Where: Ie Village Lilyfield Park, Ie Island
(Address: 3087 Higashieue, Ie Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0501)
Admission: Free!

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🌺 Highlights of the Festival

Ie Island Lily Festival stands out as Japan’s earliest lily festival every year, showcasing an impressive array of lilies against the breathtaking backdrop of Ie Island’s natural beauty.

A Floral Wonderland

Ie Village Lilyfield Park becomes a canvas of vibrant colors, with about one million lilies blooming in unison. The park boasts around 100 varieties of lilies from around the world, including the native Japanese Teppou Lily. The sprawling fields under the blue skies, overlooking the sea, create a picturesque setting that’s a feast for the eyes.

The Setting: Ie Island

Situated off the Motobu Peninsula, Ie Island is a quaint locale with a rich natural landscape, including the iconic Ie Island Tacchu, a rock mountain offering stunning views from its peak.

Access & Transportation 🚶

  • From Naha Airport: Approximately 2 hours to Motobu Port via the Okinawa Expressway.
  • From Motobu Port to Ie Island: A scenic 30-minute ferry ride. [ Motobu Port on Google Maps ]
  • Shuttle Service: A free shuttle bus will be available from Ie Port to the festival venue during the event.

Attractions & Activities 🌟

  • World Lily Flower Bed: An exquisite collection of lilies, including Japanese and international varieties, awaits your admiration.
  • Ie Village Lilyfield Park: Discover the beauty of Teppou Lilies and other flowers along the park’s walking paths. The park, which was established to revive the native lilies, also features observation decks for panoramic views.
  • Food and Merchandise: Enjoy unique local dishes and shop for souvenirs from a variety of vendors.
  • Entertainment: The festival stage will host a mix of traditional and contemporary performances, from Ie Island’s dances and folk songs to live music acts.

For Everyone 🎈

The Ie Island Lily Festival is more than just a flower show; it’s a celebration of nature, culture, and community. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, a family looking for a memorable outing, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of flowers, the festival offers something special for everyone.

This event is an opportunity to experience the charm of Ie Island and its floral heritage up close. With its free admission, a visit to the Ie Island Lily Festival is a must-do for anyone visiting Okinawa during the Golden Week. Enjoy the splendor of lilies in a setting that beautifully combines nature’s artistry with cultural festivities! 🌼🌸

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