In mid-January, considered mid-winter, cherry trees begin blooming in Okinawa, well before any other part of Japan. Blessed with a warm subtropical climate, Okinawa boasts vividly colored tropical flowers throughout the year. Along with these exotic blooms, light pink cherry blossoms add an extra flavor to Okinawa's scenery in spring, when many flower festivals are held in various places on the island.
Date: Starts Friday, March 11, 2016 until end of blooming season
Time: Opens 10:00 every day
Place: Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (Itoman City)
Date: Saturday, April 23-Thursday, May 5, 2016
Place: Lily Field Park (Ie Village)