Sports in Naha

Naha Ōzunahiki

Takes place in Naha on Sunday around the national Sports Day Holiday, and features large teams that compete in the world's biggest tug of war, using a gigantic 1m-thick rope weighing over 40 tonnes.

Cultural in Naha

Dragon-Boat Races

Held in early May, particularly in Itoman and Naha. These hari (races) are thought to bring luck and prosperity to fishers.

Cultural in Naha


Brings together more than a dozen festivals and special events celebrating Okinawan culture for three days at the end of October.