Late
Oct
~
Early
Nov

Shurijo Castle Revival Festival

Free

Shurijo Castle Revival Festival is one of Naha’s biggest and most important events, celebrating the legacy of the Kingdom of the Ryukyus. Despite the terrible fire which destroyed much of Shuri Castle in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers are determined to push ahead with festivities.

In past years, the festival was simply known as the Shuri Castle Festival. To signal their determination to restore the castle to its former state, organizers have added “revival” to the name.

The festivities which take place at Shuri Castle are a solemn reenactment of the procession of the Ryukyu King to the three temples near Shurijo Castle. The king would go every year to these three temples to pray for peace and prosperity. It is very striking to see the beautiful Ryukyu traditional dress with the backdrop of Shuri Castle.

The festival will be held over three days—Saturday, October 30th, Sunday, October 31st, and Wednesday, November 3rd.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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