Sefa-Utaki
Sefa-Utaki
Sefa-Utaki Sefa-Utaki

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.

  • Address

    Kudeken-455 Chinen, Nanjo, Okinawa 901-1511

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  • Entry fee

    Adults (high school students and above) 300 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 150 yen

  • Opening Hours

    March-October: 9.00-18.00 (last admission 17.30), November-February: 9.00-17.30 (last admission 17.00)

  • Closed

    * Please check the website.

  • Website

    https://okinawa-nanjo.jp/sefa/en/

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Free parking for about 150 cars.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    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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