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Sefa-Utaki, Nanjo
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A little bit around, walking in the rain. Less other tourists Monday was so come enjoy the quiet, mysterious power spot. Footing can be slippery, so little attention is required.
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  • Now is the time, the rented car in the afternoon and runs East take less than one hour from Naha hotel; Area & hotel has a parking lot, where you can buy tickets. I have bled the Nancheng district industrial Hall, named after the seifa-Utaki exhibits and video from Nice. But there is something similar to the entrance of the seifa-Utaki rattle traders. I thought that power spot, trying to slowly, but that Sunday and visited more than 落chi着kenakatta. Here a person less time to slowly come. Locals often come to visit, had visited my grandma.
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  • This is the second visit. When he reached six years ago, parking where the walk a little. It is from watching a short video tour. Often groups was unfortunate. Happened that orchestra can take pictures and 体sann during the Organization's no others arrived in the main area. I wanted to see a little more slowly.
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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.