9 Sights in Naha, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. Shurijo Castle Park

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Shuri Castle was a Ryukyuan gusuku castle in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Between 1429 and 1879, it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom, before becoming largely neglected. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. After the war, the castle was re-purposed as a university campus. Beginning in 1992, the central citadel and walls were largely reconstructed on the original site based on historical records, photographs, and memory. In 2000, Shuri Castle was designated as a World Heritage Site, as a part of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu. On the morning of 31 October 2019, the main courtyard structures of the castle were again destroyed in a fire.

Wikipedia: Shuri Castle (EN)

2. Shikinaen Royal Garden

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The gardens of Shikina-en (識名園) are located on a small hill to the south of Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa. The residence and its gardens are also known as Shichina-nu-Udun (シチナヌウドゥン) or Southern Gardens (南苑), as opposed to the Eastern Gardens (東苑) or Uchayaudun (御茶屋御殿), laid out on a small hill east of Shuri Castle in 1677. In 1992 Hiroshi Shō, the great-grandson of Shō Tai, the last king of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, donated the royal mausoleum of Tamaudun and Shikina-en to the City of Naha.

Wikipedia: Shikina-en (EN)

3. Sonohyan-utaki

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Sonohyan-utaki is a sacred grove of trees and plants (utaki) of the traditional indigenous Ryukyuan religion. It is located on the grounds of Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa, a few paces away from the Shureimon castle gate. The utaki, or more specifically its stone gate , is one of a number of sites which together comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site officially described as Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu, and has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese national government.

Wikipedia: Sonohyan-utaki (EN)

4. 出雲大社 沖縄分社

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Izumo Taisha Okinawa Branch is a Shinto shrine located on Furushima, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is an official spin-off of Izumo Taisha and a spin-off of Izumo Taisha in the southernmost and westernmost part of Japan. In Izumo Taisha Kyo, names other than "Branch Shrine", "Great Church (Branch)", "Church", and "Branch Church" are not recognized, but due to special circumstances after World War II, only the Okinawa branch is allowed to use the name "Branch".

Wikipedia: 出雲大社沖縄分社 (JA)

5. Gokoku Temple

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Gokoku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Naha, Okinawa. Established in 1367, the temple served as a major national temple for the Okinawan kingdom of Chūzan and the unified Ryūkyū Kingdom which would follow. It is well known for its associations with Christian missionary Bernard Jean Bettelheim and with the 1853-1854 visits by Commodore Matthew Perry to Okinawa.

Wikipedia: Gokoku-ji (Okinawa) (EN)

6. Oki-no-gu Shrine

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Okinomiya is a Shinto shrine located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Although it is one of the eight Ryukyu shrines, it is not given a corporate status under the modern corporate rating system and is a stand-alone shrine that does not belong to the main shrine office. (Unqualified). It is located in the eastern part of Otakeyama Park.

Wikipedia: 沖宮 (JA), Website

7. 沖縄県立第二高等女学校跡;白梅の乙女たち

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The second higher girls' school in Okinawa Prefecture was formerly located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. In 1945 (the 20th year of Showa), in the Battle of Okinawa at the end of the Pacific War, the fourth-grade students were organized into Bai Mei Apprentices.

Wikipedia: 沖縄県立第二高等女学校 (JA)

8. Sogenji Park

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Sōgen-ji (崇元寺) was a Buddhist temple and royal mausoleum of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, located in Naha, Okinawa. It was erected during the reign of King Shō Shin, and destroyed in the 1945 battle of Okinawa.

Wikipedia: Sōgen-ji (EN)

9. 天久宮

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Amekugu (天久宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the eight Ryukyu companies and is unqualified in the modern corporate rating system of the Meiji era.

Wikipedia: 天久宮 (JA)


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