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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. For Sefa-Utaki and beyond, use our Nanjo trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Nanjo vacation.
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  • I went to the seifa-Utaki. We have to walk from the parking lot, not distance. Get inside and watch short video. Are calling for participation in guided tours. I want to join so you don't get lost, if you have time. Okinawa's premier power spots, so power is plentiful and bonfire. This is where I want to go.
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  • Guide's and around together, so easy to understand and helpful. Through a sacred place in nature, I felt the history. Beginners Guide come with we recommend that go together. Have a rest day, so visit the website.
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  • Tempura Island accessible by car on the ship was very good location power spot Let's go take a look at on the island is good, isn't it?
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  • This is a very sacred and spiritual place but beautiful to visit and take photos of. The huge rock that looks like it split over the years is very chilling as you walk under it to the other side. There is a nice look out point across the ocean. Will take just an hour of your day to visit so highly encourage it!
  • This place is actually quite small. Only takes you 30 minutes to see everything!
  • Holy and nice place, where you can reach the true Okinawa culture.
  • A must see spot on Okinawa. Not much to see though, but the walk through the tropical forest is amazing.
  • Great place to see with tons of history.