Okino-gu Shrine

Okino-gu Shrine, Naha: Address, Okino-gu Shrine Reviews: 4/5

Okino-gu Shrine
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scottofhawaii
Honolulu, HI7,183 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I was just there a few days ago. Nothing particular noteworthy (better yet spiritual) stands out in my memory. Seems like the place is covered in some kind of a permanent tent or tarp or something like that. I couldn't get a good view of the temple. Maybe they're redoing something to the building. Well, a lot of people were here buying those Japanese Omamori amulets that most temples and shrines sell. There were tables of them set out and lots of people around scarfing them up. Either they were on sale or the place is some kind of outlet store/wholesaler for it. At the entrance, there are some monuments - one had a pretty good English description talking about the founder of some branch of karate. I don't know, it was my first stop in the morning and maybe I just wasn't awake enough or receptive for whatever goes on here. I walked away with passionate indifference.
Written December 17, 2019
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TomBurns10
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
It has some particular significance for Okinawan spirituality and is in a convinient location. They sell goshioncho (御朱印帳) here.
Written July 24, 2018
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Becky H
Bossier City, LA147 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
It is a nice place, but there are no guides. Lots of photo ops and some beautiful gardens and statues. Small and peaceful right next to a public beach right down town!
Written December 28, 2016
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Zapplus2
Huntley/Chicago Illinois21 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Never knew the meaning of the Shrine. I was fortunate to have a local explain to me and even suggest I go up and pray. If you are a spiritual person it’s a must.
Written September 15, 2016
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Cristian
87 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
Well, please keep in mind, Shinto or Buddism are not the native ryukyu religion. Shinto shrines were imposed here by japanese occupations. But it is an interesting mix of things here , and okinawan, in their peacefull approach can accept / tolerate maybe also this shinto buddhist sacred place. At the entrance you can find the Shotokan Karate founder memorial stone. Enjoy the meditation while climbing to the top of the hill where temple is located... there are 2-3 ways... Very close is the Naha Budokan
Written June 24, 2016
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Eric R
921 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
It's a santoist shrine! It's beautiful cause it has the sea above, a little bit small thou, but full of color and meaning. It's s good visit if you are in the island. Remember come and visit before 16:00 hours or u are gonna find it closed.
Written August 15, 2015
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Tom T
Sagamihara, Japan250 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Most of the culturally significant sites were taken over by the Japanese at the Meji Restoration in the mid 1860's as Shinto Shrines. This shrine is Okinawan for those who understand the cultural and religious diferences. It also holds a Buddhist shrine for miscarried children.
Written January 1, 2015
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