Utaki is a sacred place, and it is also a place to pray. Sefa Utaki was the high-ranked sacred place in Ryukyu Kingdom. There is no artificial structure, and thick wood and bare rocks were admired as the objects which God presents to it. Men were prohibited to enter here before, and even the Kings were supposed to dress as women when they entered here.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes)
Take Route 332 from Naha Airport, then turn right on the entrance of Naha Airport. Proceed on to Route 331, then turn right on Meijibashi Crossing and enter Naha Higashi Bypass / Route 329. Turn right on Uema Crossing and proceed on to Route 329. Take Route 331 on Yonabaru Crossing and proceed toward Nanjo City. Walk approxiamtely 8 minutes from Nanjo City Local Products Hall (parking lot).
Map Code for car navigation system: 33 024 282
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Bus (Approximately 1 hour)
Take Futenma Naha A.P. Line (#25) or Ginowan Naha A.P. Line (#26) at Naha Airport and get off at Naha Bus Terminal. Take Toyo Bus, Shikiya Line (#38) and get off at “Sefa Utaki – mae” bus stop. Walk approximately 1 minute.