Okinawa is known to have many Flower Festivals, for example: Sunflower Festival, Lily Festival, Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival, as well as an International Orquid Show, all occurring during the first months of the year. Thanks to the island’s warm subtropical climate, it’s blessed with vividly colored flowers that bloom throughout the year. During the month of March there is a Flower Festival going on for the Azalea in Higashi Village, located on the east coast of northern Okinawa and of course we had to plan a trip, i mean what better way to celebrate the beginning of Spring than by going to a Flower Festival.
This past weekend my friends and i decided it was time for an adventure! The weather has been beyond perfect lately, so of course we decided to make the hour and a half drive up to Higashi Village to experience the Azalea Festival. Not only was the drive up north spectacular, the Festival was indeed an experience.
After we walked around the festival, ate cotton candy, tried peach water (YUM!), died over the cuteness of japanese babies and then started our drive back home. We stopped at Camp Schwab, one of the north-est military base on island to walk along the beach. Camp Schwab is one of the few military bases that has beach access!
Even though G didn’t want to go see flowers, I had a blast with my friends and one of their husbands. Hope you enjoyed the lovely photos our Sunday Adventures!
Azalea Festival (つつじまつり)
766-1 Taira, Higashi-son,
Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 905-1204, Japan
GPS coordinates: N 26 38.235E 128 09.413