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Okinawa Zoo & Museum Christmas Fantasy

One of the largest illumination events in the prefecture

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Okinawa Zoo & Museum When : Mid Dec 2022 - Mid Jan 2023

The Okinawa Zoo & Museum Christmas Fantasy event has been running for over 25 years now, and it is one of the largest illumination events in the prefecture. Along with an array of dazzling light and laser beam displays, the event includes appearances from Santa Claus, stage performances showcasing Eisa dancing (a traditional Okinawan folk dance), and even bingo competitions.

Do note that in 2021, there are specific closure dates during the event window. The event is scheduled to run from December 18th until January 10th, but the venue will close on December 20th to 23rd, December 27th, January 1st, and January 5th to 7th. Bear this in mind if you're making a special trip.

Getting there

The Okinawa Zoo & Museum is located just over 30 minutes driving time from the downtown Naha area. Free on-site parking is available for approximately 350 vehicles.

For those visiting via public transport, take bus # 90 from the Naha Bus Terminal until you reach the Nakanomichi Stop. From there, the venue is around 15 minutes away on foot.


Kim @kim.b

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