Naminoue-gu Shrine

Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha

Naminoue-gu Shrine
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Historic Walking Areas • Religious Sites
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Love the bright red color of this jingu. The design looks more bias to China style rather than Japan. Took the bus to come here because railway can't access to this place.
Visited on June 2019.
Written March 8, 2020
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sheyda_sweden
Yokohama, Japan80 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I visited this place because of the history behind it. It is without doubt a nice Shrine but I got sooo disappointed realizing that modern society has damaged the spirit of it. Big highways over the water just destroyed the view and the joy one could have at the beach from the foot of this Shrine!
Written February 26, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Dec 2019
This Shinto shrine is on a bluff, overlooking the ocean. It is believed to bring good fortune to fishermen and sailors.
Written December 17, 2019
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Jack Courtney
Severn, MD201 contributions
Jan 2019
I first visited the Shrine back in 1966 and was taken by the simple, honesty in the Shinto religion practiced at this shrine. I had a favorite place nearby that I would go to watch the Okinawan dancers and listen to the native music. I returned in 1983 and saw how many improvements that had been made to the Shrine and It showed me the pride in the people that worshiped here. It was better painted, much wood work had been done and it was a secial place for me to visit when I was in the area and had time to stop and visit. I returned to Okinawa in 2001 and visited it only twice before I left with my wife in 2003. Once again it has changed a lot more but is still a beautiful, insprational place to visit. (The shrine is located at the top of a steep hill so please keep this in mind if visiting with elderly people or anyone with physical challenges like my wife and her breathing problems.) The shrine is has become a very beautiful shrine after all those years and continues to offer the usual charms to protect you and your driving and talismans for health, love, wealth harmony etc. I usually spend about 20 to 50 minutes here to walk around, let the memories come back, reabsorb the Okinawan culture and uniquely Okinawan architecture. I studied the Okinawan culture under Dr. Barbra Golden at the Maryland University in the mid 1980's and lived in Kosa (Okinawa City) at the time, shopped locally and went to all the old places that I used to go to back in the 1960's.
Oh, and one more thing, this place has gotten much busier than it used to be, so go early to avoid the huge crowds of tourists from Mainland Japan and from China!!
Written December 16, 2019
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Thomas C
Nagoya, Japan98 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I was disappointed in Naminoue-gu Shrine. The main problem is that the traditional Shinto shrine atmosphere has been spoiled by mass tourism. Too many tourists were crowded onto the shrine grounds. Many of them seemed oblivious to the etiquette one should observe when visiting a shrine in Japan. Naminoue-gu did have some good points to be sure. The view from the shrine is terrific. In addition, Naminoue-gu lies close to a picturesque beach area. In fact, it is one of the best urban beaches I have seen.
Written September 8, 2018
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland885 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
the shrine is an interesting place to visit, with the main complex and some area around, free of charge, it takes around 20 minutes
Written April 8, 2016
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Amyleas
Navarre, FL49 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Beautiful, peaceful, spiritual. Love historic sites! Very well maintained, easy access. Plenty of parking and clean bathrooms.
Written September 15, 2015
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jeni_hk
Hong Kong, China499 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
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 have laminated info sheets explaining the differences between the charms.

On the way there or back, you can also stop by the Chinese garden, Fukushūen.
Written March 15, 2014
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miaoyee
Singapore, Singapore280 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Took around 20mins of nice stroll to reach this temple from the station. Nice and serene. There was some ritual going on which I find unique and interesting for outsiders. Also right below this temple is a beach and park. A good place to visit when you have some time to spare in Naha.
Written March 17, 2019
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Brian B
Kaohsiung, Taiwan253 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This shrine established for seafarers looking for protection from the elements is another glimpse into the past. Well worth a visit to gain insight into Japnese culture
Written September 8, 2018
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