Sep/11 -13, 2020 Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival

Sightseeing information about Sep/11 -13, 2020 Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Japan.

Sep/11 -13, 2020 Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival (canceled)4.2

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 from 9/11 '20 to 9/13 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival has been canceled in 2020.

Okinawa Eisa Festival is a kind of Bon Festival in Okinawa, which is one of the Japanese important events to honor the dead and send off the ancestral spirits in summer. It is one of the largest festivals in Okinawa.
During the Eisa Festival, you can hear the sound of Taiko(traditional Japanese drum) everywhere. In Japan, it is believed that the ancestor's spirits visit their relatives from spiritual world only in Obon summer season. Okinawan people beat the taiko loudly for the ancestral spirits to return the spiritual world from this world.

Eisa is a traditional folk dance with a long history. The dance style was passed down by groups of young people who would pay resipect to their ancestors each summer by marching through their neighborhoods while playing taiko drums.
The unique rhythms and movements of Eisa are accompanied by the beating of drums and a beautiful, lively dance that involves the whole body.

On the first day of the festival, "Michi Junee", which parade down while dancing energetic between Route330 and Coza Gate Street is held. Youth groups gather from all over the Okinawa islands in one spot. On 2nd and 3rd day, about 30 dance groups show performances at the Okinawa City Koza Sprts Park. And as a finale of the festival, fireworks are launched into the night sky.

Fri, Sep 11, 2020 18:30 - 21:00
Eisa Parade (Michi Junee)
Venue: Goya Crossroad
Access: few mins walk from the Goya bus stop.(about 1 hour form the Naha airport)

Sat,Sep 12, 2020 15:00 - 21:00
Okinawa City Youth Festival
Venue: Okinawa City Koza Sports Park
Access: a 10-mins walk from the Sonda bus stop (about 1 hour form the Naha airport)

Sun, Sep 13, 2020 15:00 - 21:00

Venue: Okinawa City Koza Sports Park
Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival
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Purposelet's go for a drink,Festivals,parade,ocean & beach,Traditional folk,nature,family,Japanese resort,fireworks of Japan,sightseeing,shopping,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 19.7km) Google Transit


5.0a week ago

Great place, free parking (4/5 min walk). Kids has a great time!

4.09 months ago

Neat little sports park to walk around or take the dog for a walk.
Vending machines and bathrooms on location.

5.0a year ago

Came here for the gymkhana but enjoyed the drift racing and the food.. can't forget the go carts and motorcycles!! Love it

4.010 months ago

Cool place 😎

3.0a year ago

Local sports complex with a 2km hiking route. Comfortable and clean.

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