Hi everyone! Have you ever thought that you want to back to the ancient era if you wish? I have. Particularly, when I visit the Shuri Castle or other historic places. It must be interesting and beautiful because our history is mixed intricately with Japanese, Chinese and also American. I went to the Lanthanum Festival in Yomitan, Okinawa. It was my first time, but it was good to visit there. I think there is perfect for the couple especially. It is romantic, beautiful and historic.
Lanthanum Festival in Yomitan, Okinawa
Would you like to get back to Ryukyu kingdom? It might be possible at Murasakimura, Yomitan Village. Okinawa used to be Ryukyu kingdom, and we traded with China very often. Therefore, there is the lanthanum festival to feel that Era. In Yomitan, not only festival place but also some restaurants and shops illuminate during this festival.
This is a perfect spot to take a picture for the couple! Besides, this mark that you can see five and four quadrangle are alternately designed. This has lovely meaning. You can check on my other page. I explained it there. Here.
You could also walk into bamboo street, stone pavement street with fantastical atmosphere. You definitely feel a otherworldly atmosphere. This festival is seasonal. It is only in winter season, so if you stay in Okinawa, you should go there. If you would like to spend relax time, I recommend you to go there weekday’s night. It would be wonderful time for you 🙂
- Name: Yomitan Lanthanum Festival
- Official Site: http://ryukyu-lantern.com/
- Address: 沖縄県中頭郡中頭郡読谷村高志保1020-1
- Opening Hour: 18:00~22:00 (It is for only lanthanum festival. Regular is from 9:00)
- Creadit Card: No
- Phone: 098-958-1111
- Area: It would take about 1hr20min from Naha Airport by a car.
- Price : ¥600/Adult, ¥500~¥400/Student, Free for kids
- Lighting-up : 18:00-22:00