Nago Cherry Blossom Festival

Hello Spring! The season has been upon us for a while here in Okinawa, the flowers have already been blooming and the warmness of the sun can finally be felt. The cherry blossoms bloom a little earlier here than in mainland and although the rain kind of ruined our time at the festival, i’m happy with the gorgeous pictures i captured. The shades of pink do look extra beautiful with a grey sky background.

We got a bit lost looking for the festival, but at the top of the mountain we found that gorgeous road surrounded by cherry trees. Eventually we did find the festival, but we came in from the top to the bottom, instead of the opposite.

This festival was one of the best i’ve been to, sadly this was the last day and the rain stopped us from enjoying it all. Almost halfway through the vendors it just started pouring, my friend was almost 9 months pregnant and we still had to walk up the stairs to the car. We left early and a bit bummed out, but what can you do.

Q: Are you as excited as i am for Spring?!

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Love seeing your pictures from the festivals. I am so ready for spring, I am tired of winter coats and freezing nights!

  • So beautiful I love the colors of the cherry blossoms.

  • Omgsh it's beautiful!!

  • how pretty, even despite the rain! now you know exactly where to go next year! 🙂

  • Ahhh it's so beautiful! I'm so excited for spring. Hanami has been on my bucket list for a while now and I'm so excited that it's almost here!

  • gorgeous! this is on my list of travel must-sees. Lucky you!

  • Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing with all of us. 🙂 Happy spring tomorrow!

  • Wow! How radiantly beautiful!

  • beautiful images 🙂