Visit the sacred complex of Sefa-Utaki, one of the most important holy sites of the indigenous Ryukyuan people and part of a World Heritage Site. The historic complex, made up of caves and rock formations surrounded by a verdant forest, served as a Ryukyuan place of worship for millennia until Okinawa was annexed by Japan. Admire the peaceful shrine area, which supposedly only female priestesses could enter, while the king had to dress in women’s clothes to access the site. Plan your Sefa-Utaki visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nanjo using our Nanjo tour itinerary builder tool .
まず斎場御嶽に入る前にビデオで注意事項の説明があるので必ずそれを見てから入ってください。 私が行ったときは台風一過の後でしたので、道が大変滑りやすくなっていましたので、行くことを予定している人は出来ればスニーカーを用意して行かれた方が良いと思います (一応貸し靴もありますが)。 ちょうど昼食時に行ったのでやや観光客は少なかったのですが、それでも静かに見学するには難儀しました。 確かに拝所と呼ばれる... more »First of all, please enter after seeing it because there is an explanation of the precaution in the video before entering Saiba Ontake. When I went there, it was after the typhoon, so the road was very slippery, so i think people who are planning to go should go and have sneakers if they can .... We went there just at lunchtime, so there were a few tourists, but it was still difficult to visit quietly. It was certainly called a shrine, but there was a unique air, but I was overwhelmed by the nature that seemed to assimilate into the plants unique to the south. In addition, we had a pleasant time at the far away place in Kutakajima.
入場料が１人３００円で＋３００円課金すると１時間ツアーガイドがついて説明してくれます。今回は暑すぎたので３０分ほどで周りました。帰りの駐車場までの道の間にジュース屋やアイス屋があるのでそこでデザートを食べてもいいと思います。 more »If the admission fee is 300 yen per person and you charge 300 yen, a one-hour tour guide will explain it. It was too hot this time, so we went around in about 30 minutes. I think that you may eat dessert there because there is a juice shop and an ice cream shop between the road to the parking lot of the return.
This is the most sacred place in all the Ryukyu! This place is charged with history of the local believe. There is also a nice forest with big trees on the edge of huge rocks!
Very beautiful place, very calm place to visit.
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