So what else is there to do on Ie Island besides the Lily Festival? Lots of beautiful sites!
Our first stop was Waji, which means spring, is located on the north side of the island, not far from the lily fields. Spring water is produced here and back in the day people used to come here to fetch water. But after the war, water pipes were installed by the US forces which made things convenient (people didn't have to come grab water everyday) and solved the water shortage problem on the island.
The main draw here is the view! The 60 meter bluff right along the gorgeous ocean is a wonderful site.
Living in Japan made me love flower festivals. I learned to stop and see the beauty in nature. One of the many flower festivals / blooms in Okinawa is the Lily Festival on Ie Island, which happens every April.
An excuse to go explore another island around Okinawa AND see beautiful flowers? I'm in!
Megan Bond - AUTHOR
Just a girl raised in California and loved exploring Southeast Asia with my husband! We're back in the States but still exploring the world as much as we can!