Things to do / Traditional festivals

Okinawa: Naha O-tsunahiki Matsuri

Grand Tug of War Festival featuring Hatagashira Gyoretsu (a parade of men holding 14 long flags which are the symbols of each community).

Schedule & Key events:
● Oct. 12
2:05 p.m.-6:10 p.m. Parade of Shishi-mai (lion dance), folk dancing and performing arts on Kokusai-dori Street
● Oct. 13
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hatagashira Gyoretsu on Kokusai-dori Street
2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Tug of war at the Kumoji intersection on National Road No. 58

Location: Kokusai-dori Street,, Naha, Okinawa

From Naha Airport, take Yui Rail (monorail) to Kencho-mae Sta.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.