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Okada Manila celebrates Japanese culture with enchanting Sakura Festival

Published Mar 11, 2024 4:00 pm

Okada Manila, the country’s premier luxury resort and casino, is set to once again mesmerize guests with its annual Sakura Festival. From March 9 to April 7, open daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., the festival transforms Okada Manila’s Fountain Foyer in the Pearl Wing into a vibrant homage to Japan's iconic Sakura blossoms, reinforcing its status as Manila’s premier event destination.

Experience authentic Japanese Sakura right in Manila
A great way to have fun with friends

Guests can take snaps amid the lively festival grounds of The Fountain Foyer, set against a breathtaking backdrop of Sakura trees, traditional torii gates, and a Zen area. The festival offers a range of family-friendly activities, from yukata dressing and Japanese origami to unique nail art, allowing guests to dive deep into Japanese culture without leaving the Philippines.

Try on a Yukata and take some snaps amid the lively festival grounds
The Yukata Experience

Engaging workshops, including tray painting and doll-making, promise creative fun, while a Sakura-themed bazaar showcases exquisite Japanese treats and treasures. These activities not only highlight the beauty of Japanese tradition but also offer a hands-on experience, ensuring guests have an unforgettable time.

Have a unique nail art experience at Okada Manila's Sakura Festival
A global celebration of beauty and tradition

Okada Manila’s Sakura Festival has become a must-see event, drawing visitors from all over to experience the splendor of Japan’s springtime right here in Manila. It’s an opportunity to explore Japanese elegance and tradition, enhancing cross-cultural appreciation and enjoyment.

Japanese art activities
Try the Japanese art of Origami
Beyond the festival: A world of amenities

While the Sakura Festival is a highlight, Okada Manila invites guests to explore its wide array of amenities. Families can delight in activities at PLAY or the thrilling indoor obstacle course, Thrillscape. Adults can indulge in a serene massage at Forbes 5-star-rated The Retreat Spa, try their luck on the country’s largest gaming floor, or relish a culinary journey across the resort's diverse dining venues. From authentic Japanese cuisine at Enbu to the varied international buffet at Medley, there’s a flavor for every palate.

A tradition of excellence

As a Forbes Travel Guide 5-star rated property for five consecutive years, Okada Manila is renowned for its world-class facilities and stellar service, combining the best of Japanese hospitality with Filipino warmth. The Retreat Spa continues this tradition of excellence, earning its second consecutive 5-star rating, ensuring every visit is a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Join the festivities

To be part of this unique celebration and discover the essence of Japanese spring, visit For room bookings, contact [email protected] or call +632 8888 0777. For dining reservations, email [email protected].

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Okada Manila.