My friends and I recently had a girls night where we visited the lantern festival at Murasaki Mura, a historical Okinawan village. The lantern festival celebrated the Chinese influence on traditional Okinawan culture. We parked as soon as we saw the lights flickering through the trees, but we had a harder time finding where to pay our entrance fee. After being turned away by a hotel front desk and passing an empty booth we simply walked in. We purchased some snacks once inside to compensate. It almost felt like Christmas with all of the beautiful lights.