Sefa Utaki Sacred Site
World Heritage Site – Sefa Utaki
Utaki is a general term that refers to sacred sites that can be found throughout the islands of Okinawa. Sefa Utaki is a sacred site that is mentioned in legends of the origins of Ryukyu and is considered the most sacred site of the Ryukyu Kingdom. In the utaki there are 6 ibi (sanctuaries), including Ufugui, Yuinchi and Sangui, which are also the names of rooms in Shurijo Castle. This expresses the deep connections between Shurijo Castle and Sefa Utaki.
As there are slippery areas and sudden inclines and stairs, we recommend wearing sneakers or other comfortable footwear. It is not accessible to wheelchairs nor strollers.
Guided tours are available for those who would like to learn more about myths related to Sefa Utaki and the history and spiritual culture of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
|Address||Chinen-Kudeken, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa|
|Business hours||March to Oct.: 9：00-18：00（Last entry: 17：30） Nov. to Feb.: 9：00-17：30（Last entry: 17：00）|
|Parking Lot||Free parking for up to 150 cars *Free parking lots are located at Chinen Misaki Park and Nanjo-shi Bussan-kan (Nanjo City Local Products Center) *The parking lots are a 7-10 min. walk from Sefa Utaki.|