February 19 – March 10

30th anniversary commemoration project of Ryukyu San-musical instrument preservation
and development society Okinawa boasts three line exhibition of heirlooms
Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the “Ryukyu San-musical Instrument Preservation and Cultivation Association” established in 1986 until 1986 (Showa 61) Friday, Saturday Friday 20:00 , held an exhibition tracing the trajectory of the activities of the association. In the last 30 years, the main line of Sanshin was found, which was found in the San-line appraisal meeting held at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum (later Okinawa Prefectural Museum / Art Museum).

Duration: 2019.02.05 (Tue) to 2019.03.10 (Sunday)

Place: Okinawa Prefectural Museum / Art Museum
Okinawa Prefecture Naha City Omoro Town 3-1-1

Time: 09: 00 Termination: 18: 00

Price: General 700 yen

High school student 400 yen

Elementary and secondary school student 200 yen

Preschool child free

Inquiries: Okinawa Prefectural Museum / Art Museum

TEL 098-941-8200

FAX 098-941-2392
website: https://.okimu.jp/exhibition/1521361849/

March 15

Ryukyu Dragon Wrestling x Dainippon Pro Wrestling RYUKYU EXTREME Vol. 0

Navel Cadena Arena

Time: 18:00 19:00
Website: https://rd-pw.com/

March 17

No Sunday Circuit in Osaka – Osaka · Taisho District Hall
Opening time 16:30 17:00

March 10

House Show “ROAD TO 6th Anniversary – 1 –
Navel Cadena Arena
Time: 14:00

March 31

House Show “ROAD TO 6th Anniversary – 3 -“
Navel Cadena Arena

March 7

Dainippon Wrestling (Soki, Huger, Fist of the Wind)
Oita Prefecture · Oita Event Hall


March 5

Dainippon Wrestling (Soki, Huger, Fist of the Wind)
Kagoshima Prefecture · Kagoshima Oroshi Hall

Time: 18:30

March 21

House Show “ROAD TO 6th Anniversary – 2 Fan Thanksgiving Day”
Navel Cadena Arena

Time: 14:00

March 1 – March 24

Higashi Village Azalea Festival

Come to Okinawa and experience the spring season with Higashi Village’s abundant nature and the blooming of 50,000 azaleas.

Date: 2019/03/01 – 2019/03/24
Time: (9:00~18:00)
Venue: Azalea Garden, Villagers’ Forest (Higashi Village)
Website: https://www.vill.higashi.okinawa.jp/

March 3

Ryukyu Dragon Women’s Wrestling
Navel Cadena Arena
Time: 13:30

March 19

No Trouble Circuit in Shinkiba 2019
Tokyo · Shinkiba 1st RING

Time: 18:30 

Events Active in the period of March

RYUKYU LANTERN FESTIVAL: Until March 3, over 3,000 laterns light up the recreated Ryukyu streetscape; enjoy live stage performances, projection mapping and food
concessions;free parking available; adults: 600 yen, middle school and high school students: 500 yen, elementary school students: 400 yen; at Murasaki Mura; 098-958-1111; www.murasakimura.com/.

27TH YUKARU HI, MASARU HI, SANSHIN NO HI: March 4, 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m.; Okinawan folk songs and Ryukyu classical music played by Sanshin musicians from all over the world. Sanshin is an Okinawan string instrument; songs include Okinawan classical masterpiece, “Kagiyade Kaze” etc.; free admission *queue ticket needed to enter; free parking available; 098-860-2069; www.rbc.co.jp/34day/.

19TH MARCH 8 IS A SANBA DAY: March 8, 7-9:30 p.m.; A day njoying Okinawan instrument, Sanba; Sanba contest and Sanba course in the first half; live stage performance by folksingers in the second half of the event; at Okinawa City Civic Center; 2,000 yen for admission; free for elementary school students and younger; free parking available; 098-932-3801; www.uchinasanba.localinfo.jp/.

KAJIMAYA: March 9, 7 p.m.; Performance Show by powerful Okinawan elders; Advance tickets-2,000 yen for adults, 2,500 yen at the door; 1,000 yen for children for both advance and at the door; at Music Town Otoichiba; 098-932-1949; www.facebook.com/Kajimaya97/.

32ND DYSON ORCHID LADIES GOLF TOURNAMENT: March 7-10; not only professional golfers’ tournament, there will be also events like junior golf school, lottery, etc.; free admission for women, high school students and younger and over 70-year-olds; advance single ticket-1,500 yen (purchase by March 6), 4-ticket set- 6,000 yen with 500 yen meal ticket; on the day single ticktet-2,000 yen for each qualifying day, 3,000 yen for each final round day; at Ryukyu Golf Club; 098-988-5000; www.rbc.co.jp/event_information/daikin32_senkouticket/.

CORAL REEFS WEEK: Feb. 23-March 10; March 5 is Sango no hi (coral reef day in Japanese), week of appreciating and preserving coral reefs on Okinawa; 098-866-2243; www.coralreefconservation.web.fc2.com/sangoweek/sangoweek2019.html; www.facebook.com/coralreefweek/.

15TH KATSUYAMA SHEKWASHA HANAKAORI FESTIVAL: March 9-10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; several events throughout the weekend while participants enjoyg the shekwasha’s (citrus depressa) flower fragrance; events include trekking, strolling, haiku, chopsticks making; karate, etc.; event HQ at Katsuyama Community Center; free admission; free parking up to 100 spots available; 0980-53-8336/0980-53-8686; www.mayaga.com/new/2019-01-29-161100.html.

RYUKYU KODEN GOSAMARU: March 16, 5:30 p.m.; Stage performance about the legend of Gosamaru, meritorious retainer of the Ryukyu Kingdom; at the Nakagusuku Castle outdoor stage; 5,000 yen per ticket-sold only on the day of the performance; free parking available, but shuttle bus from Yoshinoura Hall recommended due to limited number of parking spots; 03-6912-0945; cancelled in case of rain, call 0180-99-1080 for info (in Japanese); www.sap-co.jp/events/ryukyukoden_gosamaru/.

17TH OKINAWA CITY CRAFTS FAIR: March 14-17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; one of the biggest crafts exhibition; free admission; free parking available; at Plaza House Shopping Center; 098-934-2213; www.facebook.com/okinawasi.kougeifea.

8TH WATTA- NAHA MESHI GRAND PRIX: March 16-17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on 17th); Best selection of Okinawa food competition; please vote for your favorite dish; at the Ounoyama auxiliary field; free admission; no parking available (please use public transportation); 098-868-3758; www.nahameshi.uchina.jp/.

WHALE WATCHING FESTA: March 23, 5:30 p.m.; This live music event is the finale of Whale Watching Festa, another name, Whale Farewell Party; Participants put thoughts, “come back here next year,” in songs; at Zamami Port Terminal Square; free admission; free parking available; 098-987-2320/2277.

26TH MOON BEACH OKINAWA ALL ISLANDS YAMUCHIN MARKET: March 22-24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Biggest pottery market on Okinawa; this year, 56 potteries will be attending; at Hotel Moon Beach Mermaid Terrace; free admission; 500 yen parking available,but shuttle bus from Maeganeku Fishing Port recommended due to limited number of parking spots; 098-965-1020; www.moonbeach.co.jp/.

37TH HIGASHISON AZALEA FESTIVAL: March 1-24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 50,000 azaleas blooming at the Higashison Village Azalea Garden to signal the coming of spring; from March 9-16, the garden will be lit up; entrance fee: 300 yen, free for junior high school students and younger; free parking available; 098-043-2265; www.vill.higashi.okinawa.jp/index.jsp.

10TH OKINAWA ZOO & MUSEUM FLOWER FESTIVAL 2019: Feb. 27-April 7, 9:30-5:30; Spring is coming to Japan’s southernmost interactive zoo and museum; a number of workshops and events throughout the festival month; adults-500 yen, high school and middle school students-200 yen, K-6th grade-100 yen; 3-year-olds and younger-free; free parking lots available; 098-933-4190; www.okzm.jp/event/kodomo/entry-781.html.

71ST OKITEN: March 23-April 7, 10 a.m,-6 p.m.; Largest art exhibition in Okinawa; over 800 works from 12 different genres will be on display; some workshops available; at the Urasoe City Gym; free parking available; admission: adults-1,000 yen, elementary-high school students-500 yen, 100 yen discount for advance tickets; 098-860-3588; www.okiten.okinawatimes.co.jp/.

36TH OKINAWA FLOWER CARNIVAL: Jan. 19-May 6; Event inludes: Welcome Flower Campaign, Flower Message School Contest, Flower Message Photo Contest, Flower Rally; more details available on the website; 098-995-6233; www.okinawastory.jp/contents/flower_carnival/.

Winter Illuminations

RYUKYU LANTERN FESTIVAL: Until March 3, 6 – 10 p.m.; featuring varieties of object lantern decorated at Murasaki Mura Ryukyu Kingdom Theme Park, along with object lantern contest, lantern making by washi-paper, stamp rally and more ; 600 yen adult, 500 yen senior high school and middle school students, 400 yen elementary school students, free age 5 and youngers; 1020-1, Takashiho, Yomitan village, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa; www.oki-islandguide.com/attractions/murasaki-mura.  

Beach Openings

0980-41-2222; www.okumaresort.com/.

0980-87-6252; www.yvb.jp/umibiraki.html.

March 1

Okinawa Streetball Championship CROSSOVER Season Game #2

Crossover is an extreme streetball style sports entertainment that fully draws out the potential of basketball, and was born here on Okinawa where basketball is said to thrive the most in all of Japan. The Crossover League was created for basketball lovers, by basketball lovers. 
With DJs and an MC to amp up the games, and the arm’s distance between players and audience, you’ll find yourself totally consumed by the exciting atmosphere!
Price: Reseved ¥2,500
Standing: ¥1,000
Date: March 1, 2019 (FRI)
Time: OPEN 18:00 START 19:00
Place: Otoichiba (Koza Music Town 3F)
CROSSOVERZ (Crossover Executive Committee)
TEL : 098-926-4551
Official Web Site: https://crossover.okinawa/

February 19 – March 31

Mini exhibition “Eye of fish”
Photo exhibition focusing on the “eyes” of fish who are often watching. In the video we introduce fish and sea appearance by water depth.

 Duration: 2019.02.02 (Sat) to 2019.03.31 (Sunday)
Venue: Uruma City Kaikai Culture Museum
Okinawa Prefecture Urumaichi Yonashiro Shihei 4
Time: 09: 00 – 16: 30
Price: Admission free
Culture Museum of Urumaichi Sea
TEL 0 98 – 978 – 8831
FAX 098-978-8841

MAIL umi-bun@apricot.ocn.ne.jp

March 14 – March 17

17th Okinawa City Craft Fair 2019

The Okinawa City Craft Fair is the only event of its kind and size on the island where art and craft studios gather at once to exhibit and sell goods. Artisans from all over the island will present beautiful wooden crafts, ceramics, textiles, Ryukyu glass, leather goods, and more!

Date: March 14, 2019 (THR)-March 17, 2019 (SUN)
Time: 10:00-20:00
Price: Free
Place: Plaza House Shopping Center (3-1-12 Kubota, Okinawa-shi)
Admission: Free
GoogleMap⇒ https://goo.gl/maps/hV4Xy41DP872
Okinawa City Craft Fair Office
TEL : 098-934-2213

March 10


Date: March 10, 2019 (SUN)
Kick-off: 16:00
Opponent: Ehime FC
Place: Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park Stadium (5-3-1 Hiyagon, Okinawa-shi)
S Seats
Advance:【Adult】¥1,200【Studen Discount】-
At-gate:【Adult】¥1,500【Studen Discount】¥1,000
A Home Supporter Seats
Advance: 【Adult】¥1,000【Studen Discount】-
At-gate: 【Adult】¥1,300【Studen Discount】¥500
A Visitor Supporter Seats
Advance: 【Adult】¥1,000【Studen Discount】-
At-gate: 【Adult】¥1,300【Studen Discount】¥500
GoogleMap⇒ https://goo.gl/maps/xjKZZoqHsZx
Facility Parking:
The facility parking lots get full quickly during events, and you may not be able to find parking inside the facility. Please carpool or use public transportation if at all possible.
For inquiries
FC Ryukyu
TEL : 098-923-0547
FAX : 098-923-0548

February 1 – March 22

Swimming with Dolphins + Flying Jet Board combination (Motobu Genki Village)

Great value set; “Swimming with Dolphins + Flying Jet Board”. After learning about Dolphin and how they live, get in the water and swim with them.
Touch the dolphins in the water and hold on to the dolphin’s dorsal fin for a swim, afterwards watch a dynamic dolphin show for the latter half of the time.
Conditions: Participants must be at least 125 cm tall, and able to swim without touching down.

Swimming with Dolphins (12:00 / 14:00)
Flying Jet Board (11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00)
Fly through the air using the jet pressure of a jet-ski!
Enjoy the unique experience of flying over the water
Times: 9:00 -16:00 Every hour, on the hour
Only one person may use the flying jet board at a time.
Conditions: Participants must be 13years old or older (foot size of 23cm – 28cm}

Place: 410 Aza hamamoto,motobu,kunigami-gun,Okinawa 〒905-0216

Price: ¥15,500 (special set price)

March 22

MoguMogu Picnic + Dolphin Encounter (Motobu Genki Mura Village)

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Come along with your friends and family, each one of you will have the pleasurable time here!
Set Price:¥9180
Normal Price : ¥10800 
Dolphin Encounter(13:00/15:00)
You can learn about dolphins playing games.
Commune with dolphins while you are in the water up until your knees.
MoguMogu Picnic(14:00 / 16:00)
This program focuses on feeding different kinds of animals. You can enjoy feeding land turtles, sea turtles, and dolphins while observing their varying eating habits.

Place: 410 Aza hamamoto,motobu,kunigami-gun,Okinawa 〒905-0216