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Sefa-Utaki, Nanjo

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Historic Site
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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  • A breath of pure air inviolate even if U.S. forces attack marks the solemn mood. Foot bussankan in staff parking to park there and purchase a ticket. Is maintained at the sanctuary entrance parking is currently being used or not. Walk 10 minutes or so, a gentle slope from & the hotel parking lot. The entrance is reached. From watching the video in front of Museum where notes to hear starts up. Has a daughter already very beautiful person in charge in hands together... but always the quiet mind, non-slip shoes and women are recommended to visit in the non-skirt dress.
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  • The best holy land was a place in the Ryukyu Islands. You should visit the place where people come to pray now for the quiet. It is a place where you can feel the history of the Ryukyus. "Note to the hub" of the pond, it leaves holes in the U.S. bombardment is one that was. From the parking lot to the entrance climb a slope about 10 minutes. Also a place away from the entrance to the pretty steep. However, it too much, and after almost flat. I thought I was done.
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  • It is has also become a world heritage site, and said the Okinawa mythology. You can go further and feel nature's greatness in the world of mystery. Is fresh air, the clean feeling.
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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.