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Address: 1-25-11 Wakasa, Naha 900-0031, Okinawa Prefecture
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Naminoue-gu Shrine

We stayed in Naha City during our vacation in Okinawa. Since Naminoue-gu Shrine and Naminoue Beach were so close to our hostel and the city centre, we decided to visit both. Like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Naha City during our vacation in Okinawa. Since Naminoue-gu Shrine and Naminoue Beach were so close to our hostel and the city centre, we decided to visit both. Like the beach, Naminoue-gu Shrine is pretty but nothing special. Although entrance is free, to see or participate in the services, you have to pay. We went in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My maiden firsthand experience with Shinto priests and rites. Do stop by to witness these rituals. Once done, you may proceed down towards Naminoue beach below to see this beautiful shrine seemingly precariously perched from above the rocks. Beware of mosquitoes, though.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This big shrine is just on the other side of the sacred rock of Naminoue revered by local people, yet they relatively destroyed the site, the shrine is very beautiful and accessible through the park nearby

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's near by Naha city, take 20 mins slowly walk from Asahibashi station. The black torri and Bingata omamori is the point! But if you don't care about these, it's just a ordinary Shrine.....

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The nice thing about Naminoue-gu is that you can see real Shinto services take place - and you can take part in them for a small fee. This is huge if you want to learn more about the Okinawan culture and Shinto religion. However, there's not a lot to see. A few small shrines on street level, but at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Huge wooden and stone gates at the entrance, and natural well water rites there for worship people cleansing their hands and mind before going in. Remember use the long wooden spoon take well water to soap and clean left hand first and then right hand. Do not take the order wrong. Then walking to the front lobby square of main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This temple is quite nice but neither original nor worth to travel here to see it (except for religious purpose, of course). If you are in the vicinity go there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Shinto shrine is a small attraction in the area. It is small and relatively quiet. It is worth visiting only if you are in the vicinity. Visit the Naminoue Beach below the shrine.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Naminoue Shrine is a comfortable 20 min walk away from Kenchomae station, or Asahibashi station. This is a beautiful shrine with a lot of history. Many people go here for ceremonies and also to make wishes. Make sure to stop by the "shop" where they sell different types of good luck charms - you can ask the staff and they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This shrine is beautiful and right next to the beach. Too bad there isn't really anything to do in the area, mostly residential and pretty much deserted in the winter

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Address: 1-25-11 Wakasa, Naha 900-0031, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Naha

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