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Sefa Utaki is a sanctuary of Ryukyu, that has been created by the founder of Ryukyu, Goddess Amamikyu. Kikoe-Ogimi that was the highest Goddess of Ryukyu during the Kingdom era, brought white sand from God's Island Kudaka and spread throughout Utaki. That was Kikoe-Ogimi's inauguration ceremony called "Oarauri". Sefa-Utaki the key location of worship for many people during a religious event called "Agari Umaai", which conveys the stories of the pilgrimage to the sacred sites of King Ryukyu and Kikoe-Ogimi. There are 6 "Ibi" (sacred areas) in Utaki, and the 6 incense burner at the entrance of Sefa-Utaki indicate incarnations. In the past, only those who performed ceremony rituals could enter beyond the gate to pray in front of this incense burner.
Kudeken-455 Chinen, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1511
Adults (high school students and above) 300 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 150 yen
March-October: 9.00-18.00 (last admission 17.30), November-February: 9.00-17.30 (last admission 17.00)
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Free parking for about 150 cars.
From Naha Bus Terminal, take Toyo Bus Shikiya Line No. 38 and get off at "Sefa-Utaki Mae" bus stop (about 90 minutes). Walk about 10 min.
About 50 minutes from Naha Airport
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