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Join the 14th Kin Town Tanbo Festa on July 7, 2024

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Hey there, adventurers and fun-seekers! Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 7, 2024, because the 14th Kin Town Tanbo Festa is happening at the Nature Mirai Hall in Kin Town, Okinawa Prefecture. Trust me, this is one muddy, splashy, and laugh-out-loud event you won’t want to miss. 🎉

What’s All the Buzz About? 🐝

This isn’t your everyday festival. We’re talking about the rare and wildly popular rice paddy (tanbo) play right here in Okinawa! Get ready to dive into the mud with activities like “tanbo races” and “parent-child obstacle courses.” Yep, you’ll be head-to-toe in mud, so don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel. Mud masks for everyone! 😂

More Than Just Mud 🌿

If getting muddy isn’t your thing (what’s wrong with you?), there are plenty of other cool activities:

  • Canoeing 🚣‍♀️ and SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) 🌊
  • Bingata (Traditional Dyeing) 🎨 and Island Sandal Art 🩴
  • Painting Shisa Statues 🦁
  • Water Buffalo Cart Rides 🐃 through mangroves and rice fields (recommended for a chill experience)

Special Guests and Performances 🎭

Guess what? The “Kamen Rider Gotchard Show” will be on at 3 PM, and it’s free! There will also be kitchen cars (fancy food trucks, folks) and street performances. It’s a full day of fun, food, and fantastic performances. 🍔🎪

Event Details 📅

Date and Time:

  • July 7, 2024 (Sunday)
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Last admission at 4:00 PM)
  • Rain or shine, we’re getting muddy!


  • Nature Mirai Hall, 11818-2 Kin, Kin Town, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture


  • Available (Temporary parking)
  • Note: No parking at the Nature Mirai Hall or surrounding areas. Shuttle buses will be running from the temporary parking lot. Use National Route 329 to access the temporary lot (not the Kin Bypass).

Experience Programs 🏅

Registration for all activities starts at 8:30 AM on the day of the event. Some activities have participant limits, so get there early!

  • Rice Paddy Play Experience / 500 yen (unlimited time) 🌾
  • Water Buffalo Cart Ride / 800 yen (about 60 minutes) 🐃
  • Canoeing Experience / 1,000 yen (about 30 minutes) 🚣‍♀️
  • SUP Experience / 1,000 yen (about 45 minutes) 🌊
  • Island Sandal Art Experience / 1,000 yen (about 90 minutes) 🩴
  • Shisa Painting Experience / 800 yen (about 30 minutes) 🦁
  • Coral Pen Holder Making Experience / 600 yen (about 30 minutes) 🖊️
  • Bingata Experience (Tote Bag Making) / 1,500 yen (about 60 minutes) 👜
  • Stained Glass Experience / 800 yen (about 30 minutes) 🌈
  • Herbarium Experience / 1,300 yen (about 20 minutes) 💐
  • Mangrove Observation Experience / Free (about 60 minutes) 🌿
  • Wild Bird Observation Experience / Free (about 60 minutes) 🐦
  • Okinawan Rhinoceros Beetle Breeding Class / Free (about 60 minutes) 🪲

And that’s just scratching the surface!

So, grab your friends, family, and maybe a snorkel if you’re really going for it, and head over to Kin Town for a day of mud, fun, and unforgettable memories. 🥳🌾

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