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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  • August 14, 2017
    Ichinomiya shrine visits across the country was low. Waves the Ryukyu Kingdom new Ichinomiya so visited. Arrives at the shrine and surprised many of the foreigners! Waiting for everyone to visit and the visits I was. YUI is within walking distance from the rail station, summer travels in a taxi that we recommend.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Ying this without special future, push the net the way a lot of people, but after I went to don't really know which is really special, then people go to 慮 good, or you may want to regret
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  • August 5, 2017
    A strange energy spot. Feels like gentle, soft air is flowing in your environment. The shrine itself is so broad it is but somehow cozy space stretches. And go buy a souvenir amulet is very beautiful bingata designs will delight.
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