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


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Explore interesting sights in Naha, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Naha, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Naha

1. Shurijo Castle Park

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Shuri Castle is 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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出雲大社 沖縄分社

Izumo Taisha Okinawa Branch is a shrine located in Furushima, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. It is a formal branch of Izumo Taisha Shrine, and is the branch of Izumo Taisha Shrine in the southernmost part of Japan. The Izumo Daisha religion does not recognize names other than the "shrine", "large church (branch office)", "church", and "church", but due to the special circumstances after World War II, only Okinawa Branches are "Branches". The name is recognized.

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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Oki-no-gu Shrine

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

Wikipedia: 沖宮 (JA), Website

7. Tsushimamaru Memorial museum

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Tsushima Maru Memorial Hall is a facility in Wakasa, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, where materials on the Tsushima Maru Incident were preserved in 1944. This article also describes the Tsushima Maru Incident. For details, refer to the article of 'Tsushima Maru #Tsushima Maru Incident.'

Wikipedia: 対馬丸記念館 (JA), Website

8. 沖縄県立第二高等女学校跡;白梅の乙女たち

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Okinawa Prefectural Second High School for Girls is a girls' high school located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. In 1945 (Showa 20), in the Battle of Okinawa at the end of the Pacific War, fourth-year students were formed as the Shiraume Student Corps.

Wikipedia: 沖縄県立第二高等女学校 (JA)

9. Shikina-gu Shrine

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Shikinagu is a Shinto shrine located in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. It is one of the eight Ryukyu shrines, and it is a Mukakusha (a shrine that is not qualified for a shrine) under the modern shrine ranking system in the Meiji period.

Wikipedia: 識名宮 (JA)

10. 安国寺

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Ankokuji Temple is a temple of the Rinzai sect of Myoshinji in Shuri-Samukawa-cho, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Taiping Mountain, and the opening of the mountain is Xishan Zhouyong.

Wikipedia: 安国寺 (那覇市) (JA)

11. 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)


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