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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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  • A parking lot farther p stopped the car, so I walked-and went to the end of the day I felt, but they roamed from May. Paid by the Guide (local volunteer) I can give. Evening for many people. Along the way, leaves no wind to spin around and it was a strange feeling.
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  • 路上的石頭道很多,需要一雙好走的鞋,才能順利的走完全程,若有穿有跟的鞋子,很容易拐到腳喔!整個範圍不算大。我們慢慢的逛,印象中邊走邊拍大概不到1小時就走完了。  more »
  • Visited in that spot. Feeling has appeared. It is recommended to go in sneakers walking uphill. It seemed a lot of cafes around the stunning sea views. But when I visited was offseason was closed the whole thing. I had been "open" to guide them, phone confirmation is needed. Cafe is on the second floor of the seifa-Utaki ticket open which both coffee and dessert was really good.
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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.