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Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha
(3.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • And up the stairs like waves on the beach, stroll the enshrining of the waves. Because it was the end of October, and signs of 753 reception, families used to visit several. Many tourists do get Panel? Also there was.
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  • I think it is worth visiting at least once in red is unique and differs from the shrine inland. Get the stamp book collector is the southernmost, and better.
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  • 波上宮係沖繩必到嘅神社,搭鐵路步行10-15分鐘便到,整個祈福過程有好清晰嘅指引,也有平安符購買。入場費用全免,值得一去!