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Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha
(3.5/5 based on 340+ 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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  • 沒開車的話有點不方便,鳥居是黑色的很特別,是特色,進去記得先洗手,其餘的跟一般神社一樣,也是有賣御守等小物可購買 
  • 到訪的時間若能避開旅行團...一切都很好 從電車站走路約10分鐘就會到了,很方便 這附近車子流量也不太 很適合穿越巷子一起散散步 到了波上宮,這種氛圍才能讓人感覺到...哇~在日本 
  • Its presence is not big waves shrine standing on the cliff is magnificent. Shrine is on the cliff to the right side and beach walk also made good is the place.
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