Nanjō Shi

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  • Day9

    Two Castles & a Sacred Place

    January 1, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    First full day in Okinawa saw me head of early in my hire car to Sefa-Utaki in the south east of the main island. A Sacred place down through the ages and specifically to the Okinawa native religion which is similar to but not the same as Shinto in the rest of Japan.

    Beautiful, powerful and peaceful I got there early before most of the tourists so it was very pleasant. Then it was off to the ruins of Nakagusuku Castle (中城) which is one of several castles, which were built across Okinawa during the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom, which had been in existence for several centuries before Okinawa became a Japanese prefecture in 1879.

    Okinawa is definitely different from the rest of Japan... but also the same.

    After Nakagusuku I traveled on to the ruins of Katsuren Castle. Another one with stunning views and magnificent stonework.

    Finally I just drove around the coast and out to two islands off the east coast - Miyagi and Ikie - connected by road bridges. Wonderful coastline.

    Ended the day back at the hotel/resort enjoying the swimming pool and relaxing after a few very full on days in Bali, Vietnam and here in Okinawa. More exploring tomorrow :-)
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  • Day141

    Okinawa World

    August 1, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    By bicycle I went to Okinawa World to walk through a long long cave, touch some snakes and stroke a turtle. I shouldn't forget to mention the Okinawa lunch buffet. Super full I went on cycling and ended up in a beautiful empty bay :)Read more

  • Day19

    Naha - Tag 5

    May 11, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Heute gingen wir ins Okinawa World, ein Themenpark mit Tropfsteinhöhle, Schlangenmuseum und viele kleine Stände mit Workshops. Zu Beginn konnten wir eine Eisa-Tanzshow sehen (mit Kastagnetten, Löwentanz und Angama). Danach ging es in die Tropfsteinhöhle, die 850 Meter lang war. Zum Schluss besichtigen wir noch kurz das Schlangenmuseum (war aber nicht ganz so mein Geschmack...)

    Today we went to Okinawa World, a theme park with a Gyokusendo cave, snake museum and a lot of small workshops. At the beginning we watched an Eisa-Dance performance (with castanets, lion dance anf Angama). After this we went to the cave thazöt is 850 meters long. In the end we quickly went to thr snake museum (which was not really my taste...)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Nanjō Shi, Nanjo Shi, なんじょうし