Sefa Utaki

Sightseeing information about Sefa Utaki in Japan.


World Heritage: Sefa Utaki4.3

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Sefa Utaki, located in Chinen Peninsula, is one of the most sacred places worshiped by people in Okinawa and its nearby islands. Utaki means a holy place in the local language and prayer ceremonies are usually performed only by females. This Utaki was established in the 15-16 centuries and the royal ladies were selected to perform ceremonies.

The site is on the forested hillside and is reached through a cobbled pathway and huge rock formations. Major highlights on the approach include a triangle-shaped tunnel that was naturally created by two giant slabs of stone. Visitors are recommended to wear non-slippery shoes as the path has steep stairs and slippery cobbles.

Purposeworld heritage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 18km) Google Transit

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4.02 weeks ago

Calm location, lots of serenity. Definitely a place to check out for those who love natural rock formations and nature.

5.04 months ago

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!

5.03 weeks ago

Weekday is best. It's not kids place.

2.03 weeks ago

you should check the history before you go. Otherwise, site seeing only may be boring.

5.03 months ago

Very beautiful place, very calm place to visit.

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