Sefa-Utaki, Nanjo

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Visit the sacred complex of Sefa-Utaki, one of the most important holy sites of the indigenous Ryukyuan people and part of a World Heritage Site. The historic complex, made up of caves and rock formations surrounded by a verdant forest, served as a Ryukyuan place of worship for millennia until Okinawa was annexed by Japan. Admire the peaceful shrine area, which supposedly only female priestesses could enter, while the king had to dress in women’s clothes to access the site. Plan your Sefa-Utaki visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nanjo using our Nanjo tour itinerary builder tool .
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  • Change air into the back puts the mind. I think it may go at once. Hopefully people less time to walk slowly and so reserved power.
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  • It is originally the Ryukyu dynasty age at a national festival has been sacred. It is a strange place will make you feel the sunlight through the tranquil breeze blows through the green leaves and God's presence. Standing alongside a huge Boulder, 3 freezer management (sannguui) is, from the rocks on the left and on the right are taking to balance the "stable place" is said is likely. You can worship the kudaka island known as the island of the gods, in the meantime.
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  • 7-8th is my favorite place I visited. Surrounded by green woods and are full of vitality. Also says "wrapped up?" I healed every visit 3 warehouse management around the atmosphere. The pleasant said the power spot. You can see the kudaka Island, "island of the gods" and 3 storage management. For first time visitors is the Guide I of walking while listening to the explanation I think. Very easy to understand explanation, will be studied. Where to buy tickets (cancer all over the station and Castle) and clean away the seifa-Utaki. Funeral mitake itself is not paved the way, so you should sneakers walking shoes are recommended. I think is sad, said that more and more people keep a Manor more tourists in recent years. I'd visited on the basis of what this place is, and.
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  • Really great historical religious site. There is a great (but rather long) video in the parking area where you purchase your tickets that does a great job of explaining the history. It’s in Japanese however there are English subtitles. It’s a great little hike with amazing views and rich historical significance. The map is also available in English.
  • Another must go place in Okinawa! it’s better when you have a guide or somebody who can give you information so you can learn more about Okinawa history and culture! try a snacks! it’s so great!
  • Rich history. Amazing views fam, sheesh.
  • Highly sacred site for the indigenous people. Well maintained paths through the sites. Not a huge amount to 'see' but the place has a tranquil feel. Recommend watching the informational video first.
  • One of Okinawa's most sacred religious places. It's a nice walk through the forest and there's a nice costal view at the end.
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