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Where to go in OKINAWA? - A Fresh Travel Guide -

This travel guide is full of the charm and sights of Okinawa, a trendy distination right now.
Based on three different travel themes, a variety of spots have been carefully selected to allow you to customize your trip to suit your own style of travel.

Discover a World Cultural Heritage site, and the Ryukyu Kingdom’s most sacred place


“Utaki” is the collective name for sacred places scattered throughout the Nansei Islands. Sefa-utaki is considered to be one of the most sacred places in the Ryukyu Kindgom, and is still visited by many worshippers and other visitors today as part of the “Agariumai” pilgrimage, which echoes the ritual pilgrimages of the Ryukyu kings and “Kikoeokimi” priestess of the past. There are six sanctuaries within Sefa-utaki, three of which share the same names as rooms in Shuri Castle. It is therefore said that there is a deep connection between Sefa-utaki and the castle itself.


Address: 539 Chinen-kudeken, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa
Website: http://okinawa-nanjo.jp/sefa/en/
Hours: 9am to 6pm (last admission: 5:30pm), November to February: 9am to 5:30pm (last admission: 5:00pm)
Closed: June 14~16 & November 8~10, 2018
Parking: Yes
Credit card payment facilities: No
Access: Approximately 40 minutes from Naha Airport
[Request to tourists visiting sacred places]
- Please do not take rocks or plants found in sacred places home with you.
- Please do not tread on or move the square rocks or incense burners found in places of worship.
- Where there are guides, please act in accordance with their guidance.
- Please do not speak to or take pictures of people who are praying.
- Please be sure to take any trash home with you.


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