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.

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Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 18km) Google Transit

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5.0a year ago

Good place to learn about the ryukyu religion and get a beautiful view.

5.0a year ago

This is, a REAL sacred place in Okinawa.

View's great but we should NOT go like taking a photo of the sisters praying there. It is serious and we should be gentleman/lady there.

It's important to switch our mind to fit the place to go, either to enjoy our trip_

5.0a year ago

A must visit for anybody interested in Okinawa folklore. Calming natural scenery and awe-inspiring rock formations.

2.010 months ago

You can definitely skip this one. If you have a specific reason for seeing it, go. Otherwise, go to the beach.

4.0a year ago

Sacred place for Okinawa, before entering you should watch the few minutes video of explanation for the historical and religious meaning.

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