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Sefa-Utaki

Chinenguteken, Nanjo 901-1511, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-949-1899
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Holy sacred site that makes everyone calm and silence

立ち入った瞬間、背筋がピンと伸びる程に神々しい雰囲気が漂う史跡です。鬱蒼とした森の中でありながら全くの暗さは無く、散策している間、ずっと、自然と数百年の時を重ねた人の祈りに込められた力を感じました。不... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Cyber0515
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Tokyo, Japan
Nature and spiritual side of Okinawa history

Beautiful natural scenery with tropical jungle feel that shows the spiritual side of Okinawa... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Derek B
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Chinenguteken, Nanjo 901-1511, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

立ち入った瞬間、背筋がピンと伸びる程に神々しい雰囲気が漂う史跡です。鬱蒼とした森の中でありながら全くの暗さは無く、散策している間、ずっと、自然と数百年の時を重ねた人の祈りに込められた力を感じました。不思議なもので、こういった史跡は、子どもからお年寄り、果ては海外観光客に至るまで、自然と静かになります。物見遊山のためのスポットではないことは、人種や年齢を問わず感じるようです。 歩道のほとんどがゴツゴツした石畳です。一部、急な坂道もあるため、歩きやすい靴を履くことをお勧めします。 At the moment you entered this site, you'll straighten your spine. As much as it will be with nature, I think that there is a spiritual atmosphere here. Just by touching historical sites and rocks, you may feel the human prayers spanning hundreds...More

Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful natural scenery with tropical jungle feel that shows the spiritual side of Okinawa history. Would avoid in the rain as the paths are slick and some are steep at times. Relatively short route so an easy visit.

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Was not prepared for the intense heat and humidity but it was worth it. The huge spiders up in the trees were a site as well. If you are in Okinawa this place is worth a visit.

Thank ravegan
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is about 45 minutes by car outside of Naha. The whole visit takes about 1-1.5 hours at most. It is not stroller let alone wheel-chair friendly due to the stoney paths. Wear good hiking shoes or runners with good treads as there are...More

1  Thank Lena5209
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I am glad to have visited for its cultural significance. It was eye opening to imagine the pilgrimage that used to take place on foot to this site from a castle I had visited hours away. At times when the cobblestone path was clear, the...More

Thank seaslugs
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A very relaxing place that explains Okinawan's beliefs about the creation of the Islands and the religions and customs that governed their way of life.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a holy circumstance here. If you watch the short film before you climb, this place can give you a relevant feeling. Besides you can have a glimpse of the vivid blue color of the ocean. Do not forget the blue seal ice...More

Thank Stan L
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The video shown at the Nanjo tourism office gives a comprehensive background of the historical and religious significance of the place. However, the stone path leading to that place can be quite slippery so it is better to go there when it is not raining.

Thank hello_there10
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It was an okay place to check out but only if you are in the area, not really worth making a special trip. Parking was a bit of an annoying since it is separate from the site itself. Don't forget to buy your entrance ticket...More

Thank Super M
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you're into culture and history, this is a must see. You can "google it" and read all about it. My main reason for reviewing this is more as a warning. Though a "must see", I would not recommend it for those who have issues...More

4  Thank damookie
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Unfortunately, it is so hard to use in your wheelchair.
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