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Principal Shinto Shrine in the Ryukyu Region

This beautiful small Shinto shrine was founded by a fisherman as a beacon of comfort and safety for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon H
Las Vegas, Nevada
Shrine built onto the top of a cliff

The site of this shrine is built on top of a cliff. If you're thinking you'll get some amazing... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Eva Q
Winnipeg, Canada
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1-25-11 Wakasa, Naha 900-0031, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-868-3697
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful small Shinto shrine was founded by a fisherman as a beacon of comfort and safety for seamen. The name means “above the waves,” and it sits perched on a rock overlooking the sea. It was destroyed in World War II, but reconstructed in...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is a small shrine located near to the beach of the same name. There's not really that much to see and 10 minutes should be enough time to allocate here for most people.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We found this place by accident but prefered it to Shirojo Castle. Very tranquil and peaceful place.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The site of this shrine is built on top of a cliff. If you're thinking you'll get some amazing photos of this, you will be disappointed. There is a beach front that you could try to get a shot from but honestly, you'd have to...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Judging by this shrine’s clifftop waterfront location I was expecting tremendous views from here - especially after seeing old photos. Unfortunately, with land reclamation there were no views to be had. The shrine itself is nice enough, but only viewable from a distance. If you’re...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed December 6, 2017

small area. Some visitors were dressed in Kimonos for the occasion, esp the kids. We have seen bigger ones in Hokkaido.

Thank DLkkkhee
Reviewed November 20, 2017

This Shinto Shrine is 20 minute walk from Asahibashi monorail station. It is my first time to experience for praying in temple. It is famous for the omamori/charm. Remember to buy the omamori for kids which is the cute bag in red(girls)/blue(boys) charm for studying...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

It has huge cultural significance for the Ryukyu kingdom, and the position on a cliff above the beach was surely stunning in those days. But the shrine is now all but hidden behind trees when seen from the beach, and from the forecourt, there was...More

Thank Petr D
Reviewed October 20, 2017

An unique experience to learn about the history of Okinawa and its relations with its neighboring countries such as China. Be prepared to do a lot of walking.

Thank Kwok Fai L
Reviewed October 9, 2017

next to the only "beach" in naha town, nice japanese temple on a beautiful rock (looks like small bali temple).

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