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Seifa Utaki

270-1 Kudeken, Chinen, Nanjo City
Tel: 098-949-1899
Hours: March-Oct.: 9:00-17:15 / Vov.-Feb. 9:00-16:45
Admission: 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for elementary and junior high school students.

One of seven utaki (sacred sites) in Okinawa, Seifa Utaki served as a central place for ancestor worship, nature worship and national festivities in the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Seifa Utaki has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Kenmin no Mori (Prefectural Citizens Forest)

Hours: 9:00-18:30 *Sep through Mar until 17:30
Closed: Mon
Admission: Free

This is a quiet park where visitors can spend a leisurely day in a natural setting through such activities as hiking, camping and golfing. Spreading across the 160-meter high Mount Atta-dake, the park has trails and paths for nature exploration as well as a mountain stream.


International Karate Study Center

Murasaki Mura is home to the International Karate Study Center, where visitors can try their empty hand at karate. Typical classes, available in both Japanese and English, are one hour long, although extended sessions are possible. Book a lesson in advance and experience traditional Okinawan karate.

Tel: 080-3200-5471
Admission: ¥2,575 / person (¥1,620 / person with 5 participants or more)
*1-20 participants can be accommodated at one time
Closed: Sun



Hamahiga Island

Hamahiga is a small island with a perimeter of only seven kilometers.According to Ryukyuan legend, this island was inhabited by the gods and hosts a number of sacred sites and spiritual places in villages full of traditional houses. To get to the island, go to Henza Island via the inter-island causeway, then take the Hamahiga Bridge, built in 1997. The island is a peaceful getaway with beautiful natural beaches.


Odomari Beach

Known for its transparent water, this 600-meter-long natural beach is recommended for those who want to simply enjoy a leisurely atmosphere engaging in such marine activities as snorkeling. There are two parking areas; the one closest to the beach charges a reasonable fee of ¥500.

Tel: 098-977-8027
Swimming season: Year round
Admission: Adults ¥400, under 12 ¥300
Snorkeling: OK
Parking ¥500 / day


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