This year’s 16th typhoon, Malakas, is currently forecast to pass nearby Zamami Village and Okinawa Island.  According to the current forecast from the Japan Meteorological Agency, there is even a chance that Zamami Village will be subject to damaging winds (the red zone in the image below). Typhoon 16 currently looks like it will have […]

The 2015 Tourism EXPO Japan

Representatives from Zamami Village will take to the Greater Tokyo Area and set up booths at the following events: the Okinawa Chanpuru Carnival, the Montbell Friend Fair, and the Tourism EXPO Japan.  Details about each event are below. The Fourth Okinawa Chanpuru Carnival (Yokohama) Sponsored by FM Yokohama, the Okinawa Chanpuru Carnival features live performances by well-known […]

Bon-Odori, a form of dance typically of the Japanese summer "Bon" festival.

The Aka Festival will take place in the evening on Saturday September 3.  This small festival, put on entirely by the efforts of the Aka Island residents, offers those lucky to attend a chance to become part of the Aka community.  The event will be held in the park next to Aka Port and features a […]

Windyty wind forecast for August 27.  Zamami Village is marked by the red circle.

The 2016 Zamami Festival has been rescheduled for September 10.  Typhoon 10, Lionrock, is heading toward Okinawa and will likely affect travel to and from Zamami as well as weather and sea conditions.  The Zamami Festival was rescheduled do to the effects forecast for the approaching typhoon.  Please stay safe and fully informed of the […]

Typhoon Pandemonium (Image from the Japan Meteorological Agency's Tropical Cyclone Information page)

Three separate typhoons have at present taken form in the waters off the coast of Japan.  While two of the three will not likely affect travel to and from Zamami Village, the third typhoon, Lionrock, will likely head toward Okinawa. Lionrock is currently forecast to take the following route toward Okinawa. Typhoons can substantially affect […]

8-13 2016 Zamami Festival

The 2016 Zamami Festival is right around the corner and scheduled to take place on August 27 from 18:00 to 21:30.  Perhaps the most anticipated village event of the year, one of the Zamami Festival’s greatest draws is its grand-finale firework show.  Visitors can enjoy the rare experience of a practically private firework show.  The lights are dimmed and […]

7-30 national park

On July 22, the Ministry of the Environment selected the Keramashoto National Park (including Zamami Village) as one of eight national parks it will showcase to the world.  Zamami Village comprises the western half of the Keramashoto National Park with Tokashiki Village comprising its eastern half.  The Keramashoto National Park is one of eight parks carefully chosen […]