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“Above the Waves Shrine”
Review of Naminoue-gu Shrine

Naminoue-gu Shrine
Ranked #4 of 184 things to do in Naha
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Above the Waves Shrine”
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 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.

Visited February 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful shrine in nice location”
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

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“nice place”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have very good experience with my parents from this okinawa buddhist temple

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“make a wish”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Make a wish, it works... :)
And it's right next to a great city beach of the same name so you can make a day of it!
Wishing well, insert coins.
Typical and beautiful Shrine and gardens.
Many ceremonies so be courteous if someone is getting married!
My favourite Shrine so far in Okinawa.

Visited October 2013
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“Scenic all around...”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The shrine sits above a very scenic hill next to the famous beach of the same name. Great shrine for shooting outside, but be mindful when you go in.

Visited July 2012
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