Hi everyone! How are you today? You might be freezing because of snow or February. Please look at above picture. I took it yesterday. Okinawa is summer right now?! No, here is still winter season. Okinawa is the most south part of Japan prefecture therefore, it is perfect to spend time in winter season except windy day. Incidentally, today’s highest temperature is 23 degree! Beautiful.
The Earliest Sunflower Blooming in Okinawa, Japan
Do you know that you can see many flowers are blooming in Okinawa, and it is the earliest in Japan. I went to Kitanaka village to see the earliest sunflower in Japan. It was cloudy weather, but still sunflowers were beautiful. Okinawa winter weather is cloudy a lot.
This sunflower come from Fukushima prefecture. It is a restoration project for the affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake to help out. I cannot believe that it has been six years since it. Most Japanese medias do not report us about their current circumstance. We have different support for them, but most important thing is we do not forget what happen in Japan and to them. Hopefully, people remind that hurtful incident and keep the support for them once they visit this sunflower garden.
Moreover, Kitanaka village is getting popular to have lunch because of unique and tasty restaurant or cafe there. It is good plan to see the earliest sunflower and to find your new favorite place for having lunch. My favorite cafe is ” Cafe MARISOL “. It is Mexican food and roast chicken cafe. Especially their chicken is very popular, so you should get an appointment to buy it. You can check here about” Cafe MARISOL “. Okinawa winter season is the best to see that flowers are in full bloom and have a great lunch 🙂
- Address: 沖縄県北中城字熱田2070-16
- Season: Middle of January to February
- Area: It would take about 50min from Naha airport by a car