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Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival ‘Lights of Peace’


This is one of Okinawa's most popular winter events, drawing some 50,000 visitors each year. The venue, located in Itoman City, which experienced a fierce ground battle at the end of World War II, is beautifully decorated with 1.4 million lights, representing the approximate population of Okinawa, and carrying the people's hopes for peace. A variety of fun programs are scheduled for New Year's Eve, including the Peace Concert, New Year’s countdown and fireworks display.

A special event called Starlight Wink, in which all the lights at the venue go out for one minute, is held every evening at 20:00.

There are only 400 parking spaces available at Uchina Farm. When the parking lot is full, visitors may park at the Peace Memorial Park. A free shuttle service is provided between the Peace Memorial Park and Uchina Farm during the event.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 - Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Time: Opens at 17:30; illumination 18:00-22:00 (until 24:30 on Dec. 31)
Place: Uchina Farm (1018 Mabuni, Itoman City)
Admission: 500 yen for high school students and over; free for junior high school students and under