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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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  • essential place to visit, a shire that located on the top of the hill by the sea. Small shrine but worth to visit for your luck and fortune.  more »
  • On the tile and the blue of the sky in Okinawa feel of femininity. Anti-zombie awarded is in Okinawa will be colorful and are very happy as a souvenir. Nokyo-Sho, but are you have waiting in the waiting room of the Office and were overlooking the waves on the beach below.
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  • 從住的飯店步行到波上宮,雖然有段距離但很享受日本乾淨舒適的街道,到波上宮一樣有可參拜的神社,有御守可買,有籤可抽,還有一片沙灘和海,算是一種摸蛤仔兼洗褲的感覺,那天去都是台灣人,心想是回國了??  more »