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Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha

(3.4/5 based on 360+ 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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  • Chinese group tourists had received prior to visit when it rained. Could not even see the charm. If you ask the nokyo-sho waves shrine as well as min other shrines will also be served. YUI rail station 15-if you walk about 20 minutes in the car walking shoes are recommended is.
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  • It is recommended in Oklahoma with a wave on the beach of the nearby old Naha is not still open for early morning, visited the eight rental car Taormina at the parking lot of the Office, there was a building in Okinawan waited until 9 a.m., shades and Amulet of kimiko's nails were long nail on top had a little discomfort, too touristy are not attractive places.
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  • Weather was good, could visit the bath very pleasant. Care of pilgrims, however, many foreign tourists recently, bad manners have been increasing. Is the place I love.
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