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Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha

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See the impressive setting and learn about the rich history of Naminoue-gu Shrine, a place of worship set high on a bluff overlooking the ocean and a beach. Legend has it a fisherman founded the shrine here to mark the spot where he caught a glowing stone that improved his hauls. Given its dramatic coastal position, the Shinto shrine's dedication to the sea and nirai kanai, the source of life, makes sense, as does its historical connection with fishermen and sailors, with maritime workers coming here to ask for protection and safe passage. Dating back to at least the 14th century, the shrine was destroyed during the battle of Okinawa in 1945, and has been rebuilt and added to during the post-war era. Plan to visit Naminoue-gu Shrine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Naha attractions using our Naha holiday planner.
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  • I enjoyed my visit to Naminoue-gu Shrine. It is a beautiful place and friendly toward tourists. There are English instructions on how to purify yourself with the water upon entering and how to pray. T...  more »
  • It was a shrine Okinawa seems to be the colours vibrant. If you 出rereb on the seaward side, is better. It was crowded with foreigners.
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  • Any time in Naha the enshrining of the proximity to the airport and located next to the waves on the beach, so it is recommended. Metered parking is located beach side and may also pay visits after lightly on the beach I think swimming is good or not. Please note car parking not only on the beach side. I think that is much smaller in scale from the Mainland and larger in the Okinawa Prefecture.
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