Shrines in Okinawa
- Okinawa Gokoku Shrine
- Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Ounoyamachou 44
Within park area, this shrine on top of a hill, offers some respite from the heat and good views from the top. There’s few memorials commemorating locals perished during the Second World War. Good to...
- Naminoue-gu Shrine
- Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Wakasa 1-25-11
Wanted to walk. This shrine was close to the Hilton Doubletree. People put prayers on pieces of paper. I stopped by while a service was going on. No entrance fee, just walk up the steps.
- Daito Shrine
- Okinawa Shimajiri-gun Minamidaitoson Ikenosawa
Okinawa Main Areas
Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.
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