What cherry blossom season in Okinawa really looks like

Experience the first of Japan's cherry blossom season, in one of the most beautiful areas.

A white eye bird sitting on cherry blossoms
  • Jetstar
  • November 2018

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan is a chain of islands teeming with nature. Due to it's southern location, it’s also the first part of Japan that the cherry blossoms flower. Meaning rather than waiting until March/April, you’re able to experience the phenomenon even earlier. 

With the cherry blossoms in the prefecture originating from Taiwan and China, Okinawa offers a really unique experience. If you’re lucky there’s even a good chance you’ll see the Japanese White Eye bird darting around the blossom. Check out the blossoming periods from this year and start planning for next.

Traveller snaps of the magical festival: