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Yaeyama beaches are season’s first to open

Date Posted: 2009-03-19

Spring is in the air, and people are ready to hit the beaches and make a splash on the first beaches to open for the season.

Yaeyama Beach opens Saturday, with noon to 3 p.m. ceremonies slated at Kabira Beach. Yaeyama is the first beach in Japan to open for the 2009 sason. Traditional local entertainment will take place Saturday, along with announcement of Miss yaeyama.

The traditional tug-of-war taks place too, along with dances and a treasure hunt on the beach. Kabira Beach on Ishigaki Island is located 40 minutes north of the Ishigaki Airport.

Azama’s Sun-Sun Beach opens Sunday at 2 p.m. Azama Sun-Sun Beach is on Okinawa’s main island, less than an hour’s drive from Naha International Airport, at Nanjo City.

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