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Where to Watch Illumination in Okinawa 2023

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Are you ready to embark on a luminous journey this winter? Okinawa, with its warm tropical vibes, is set to dazzle you with a spectacular display of lights. Illumination events across the prefecture promise a magical experience under the starry winter sky. Join us as we unveil the best spots to witness the enchanting Illumination in Okinawa 2023!

🌺 Tropical Illumination Okinawa 2023-2024 at Southeast Botanical Gardens (Okinawa City)

Winner of the prestigious “Illumination Awards” for two consecutive years, this event has been ranked third nationwide! Certified as one of the “Three Great Night Views of Okinawa,” the Southeast Botanical Gardens will amaze you with its vibrant illuminations inspired by flower fields and tropical flora.

🎉American Village Illumination 2023 (Chatan)

American Village, Mihama, Okinawa, 2023, Winter Illumination

Experience the enchanting Winter Illumination in Okinawa’s American Village from November 10, 2023, to March 15, 2024. Millions of twinkling Christmas lights transform the streets into a fairytale scene, rivaling theme parks. Enjoy theme park-style decorations, festive storefronts, and a Pokemon scavenger hunt for interactive fun. Explore a festive market atmosphere with special seasonal offers from local shops and restaurants. Find high vantage points or stay in local hotels for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the illuminated landscape. American Village’s Winter Illumination is a unique and dazzling winter experience in this tropical paradise.

🎶 Kariyushi Dream Fantasy

Kariyushi Dream Fantasy

Experience the rhythm of Okinawa with the “Dream Fantasy Live” music event held poolside on selected days. The Garden Pool becomes a canvas for pink illuminations, creating the perfect backdrop for a magical night. Capture the moment at the “Happy Heart,” a sparkling photo spot.

🎄 Renaissance Christmas 2023

Okinawa RENAISSANCE Hotel illumination

From November 1, 2023 (Wednesday) to February 29, 2024 (Thursday), Okinawa is adorned with Christmas illuminations. The outdoor pool hosts a spectacular display featuring 13 blue dolphins playing with red balls – a fantasy come to life and a favorite among photographers.

💫 Patio Illumination

Patio Illumination Hotal Nikko Alivila

Let the LED ball illuminations and lights transform the courtyard, poolside, and entrance into a winter wonderland. From November 15 (Wednesday) to December 25 (Monday) in 2023, witness the grandeur of a 6-meter-tall Alibira Tree.

✨Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights at Hoshino Resort

Okinawa Hoshino Resort Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan

Experience the magic of winter at Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights at Hoshino Resort Banta Cafe in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, from December 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. The venue transforms into a dreamy wonderland with captivating lights, including “floating ball lanterns” crafted from upcycled soda bottles using Ryukyu glass techniques. As the sun sets, the beach is illuminated for delightful picnics. Indulge in special night menus and Saturdays offer live jazz, a night cafe, and a market with local crafts. Highlights include a Christmas Eve Special Live and a Night Lights Market. Admission is free with Banta Cafe or All Grille usage. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the magic of winter in Okinawa under the stars at Illumibanta Seaside Night Lights.