Naminoue-gu Shrine, Naha

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
See the impressive setting and learn about the rich history of Naminoue-gu Shrine, a place of worship set high on a bluff overlooking the ocean and a beach. Legend has it a fisherman founded the shrine here to mark the spot where he caught a glowing stone that improved his hauls. Given its dramatic coastal position, the Shinto shrine's dedication to the sea and nirai kanai, the source of life, makes sense, as does its historical connection with fishermen and sailors, with maritime workers coming here to ask for protection and safe passage. Dating back to at least the 14th century, the shrine was destroyed during the battle of Okinawa in 1945, and has been rebuilt and added to during the post-war era. A visit to Naminoue-gu Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Naha visit planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • 10 minutes walk from central Naha, right next to a beautiful beach. This is a working shrine that is frequented by local people. We went to the New Years Eve ceremony !  more »
  • 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.  more »
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