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Sefa-Utaki

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Good walk into the nature

Worth the visit and the walk. Do wear comfortable shoes (no heels for ladies) and be prepared for... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
Bingercat
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Singapore, Singapore
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Interesting sacred site

You have to park and buy a ticket at the ticketing counter which is located 5-7 min walk away from... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
benik79
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Singapore, Singapore
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Chinenguteken, Nanjo 901-1511, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Worth the visit and the walk. Do wear comfortable shoes (no heels for ladies) and be prepared for some good walking.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bingercat
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

You have to park and buy a ticket at the ticketing counter which is located 5-7 min walk away from the actual entrance to the site. There will be a staff to guide you to the ticketing counter and prevent u from driving to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank benik79
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This area was a highly sacred site during the Ryukyu Kingdom period in Okinawa, and is now a World Heritage Site. We started by watching a very interesting and informative (free) video, bilingual in Japanese and English. After that, we’d planned to walk through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We managed to squeeze in a very last min trip to this place . The whole area only requires about 30-40mins but you need around 10 mins to walk up to the site as cars and bus are not allowed . We reached close to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited here on the advice of several locals. While I appreciate the religious and historical significance of the place, I was not impressed with what was on offer - essentially a loop trail that passed several rock formations/worship sites. Too many people were on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed April 1, 2018

As it is still a place for worship, we were told to look at an introductory video before we enter the site for real. It was interesting to see how a worship is carried out and it also taught us what not to do as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the world heritage site in Okinawa. Utaki means sacred place. From ancient time people in Okinawa believe that god is in the nature. Only women who were high rank in religion were permitted to enter this place. There are some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RabbitMan41
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Nanjo, do drop by this location since it's by the way. A good 30 mins to spend here and have a stroll here. Quaint art stores and cafes on the way in.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jazzae80
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We visited Sefa Utaki twice in January 2018. the first time in overcast, rainy and chilly weather, the second in bright sunshine and a lot warmer. There were very few visitors the first time, but not ridiculous number the second. This is a place that...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rtimhunt
Reviewed January 3, 2018

My concern is it is quite difficult to walk along inside, it is a rock and some slippery. So please be precaution if you come with children or Senior. The place is sacred and very calm. It is difficult to understand this place especially when...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank nararatb
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