Carefully selected! Six popular power spots in Okinawa

Carefully selected! Six popular power spots in Okinawa
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Okinawa has many historical power spots that have been rooted in the area as a "sacred place" since long ago. The benefits gained from each power spot, such as fulfilling love and praying for children's treasure, are various. Please grab the flow of luck by touching the beautiful nature of Okinawa.
All the power spots introduced this time are located on Okinawa Island, so you can easily go around by car. Here are six power spots that are popular from locals, from the southern part to the northern part.

Spot.1 Okinawa's leading sacred place, Seiba Mitake

It is now registered in the World Heritage as "Gusuku and Related Heritage Sites of the Kingdom of Ryukyu" and is a famous power spot as a "place of prayer" where you can feel the spirit of God.
The surrounding area is surrounded by rocks made by nature, and when you look up at the sky, sunlight shines through the growing green gaps. It is said to be a sacred place representing Okinawa, and has a unique and mysterious atmosphere, and you should heal your mind and body just by closing your eyes and taking a deep breath.
Among the Seiba Utaki, the triangular rock wall "Sangui" is considered to be a particularly prestigious place.

After passing through Iwama, you can worship the god's island, Kudaka Island, beyond the sea. In addition to Sangui, there are a total of six sanctuaries, so it is a good idea to visit when you want to calm your mind or organize your feelings.

※At present, Sangui altar is closed to protect the sanctuary. You can't get through Iwama.

Spot.2 Subtropical Forest Gangara Valley

Nanjo City, located in the southern part of Okinawa Island, has a power spot called "Gangara Valley" that has been created by nature over many years. It is a valley formed by the collapse of a limestone cave hundreds of thousands of years ago, and is now a spot where you can feel the energy of nature with your whole body.
It boasts an area of the Tokyo Dome, walking distance of about 1 km. Among them, the banyan tree, a 20-meter-high banyan tree, which has an overwhelming presence, is one of the highlights you should definitely see.
In addition, "Ikiga Cave" and "Inag Cave" have been worshiped for a long time as caves wishing for the birth of life, and people are still visiting for prayer.

Spot.3 The Great Akagi of Shuri Kaneshiro

※The photo was taken in August 2014. As of February 2016, access is restricted in front of "O Akagi" for tree protection.

"Shuri Kaneshiro no Dai Akagi", a few minutes walk from Shuri Castle, is located in a forest called Uchika Gusukutaki. It is worshiped as a god tree that has survived for more than 200 years, and was designated as a national natural monument in 1972.
There is a legend that a tree with a height of 20 meters, God descends once a year and gives one wish. Recommended power spot that replenishes natural energy and gives you healing.
Dai-Akagi is located just after entering the alley from the sightseeing spot "Shurikinjochou's cobblestone road", and it's a good idea to stop by after going up the cobblestone road that leads to a slope. The cool breeze surrounded by trees makes me feel very good.

Spot.4 Power Spot: Kourijima

Kourijima, a power spot famous for its Okinawan version of Adam and Eve, is a remote island located in the northern part of Motojima, but with the opening of Kouri-ohashi Bridge, you can easily visit.
Among them, the heart-shaped rock, "Heart Rock" is located on Teine Beach and is popular with many couples because of its benefits for fulfilling love.

In addition, there is Chignu Beach where you can benefit from marriage and praying for child treasure. Chignu Beach is said to be the place where the ancestors of Okinawan people were born and raised, and it is said that it was the place where they learned self-sufficiency and prosperity of descendants.
From this tradition, it has been worshiped by locals as an island with the power of marriage and praying for child treasure. It is an island that is so popular that many people come from outside the prefecture.

Spot.5 Daisekirinzan feels about 200 million years of history

Yanbaru, located in the northern part of Motojima, is one of Okinawa's richest nature. In such Yanbaru has a powerful power spot called "Daisekirinzan". Above all, its attraction is limestone that extends like a blade toward the heavens.
It is surprising that the 10-meter-high limestone was not artificially made, but was created by nature over 200 million years.

Calcite is located in the largest power spot, "Ishibayashi Wall", one of the largest power spot where gods from the heaven and the ground world gather. Why don't you touch it to improve your luck?
In addition, you can get a lot of energy from the vast nature of nature, such as a huge banyan tree, which is said to be home to Okinawan fairy "Kijimuna", a unique shaped rock, and sunlight falling over there.

At the top of the panorama, Churaumi observation deck, is an impressive point overlooking Yoron Island and Okinoerabu Island far away. It is also close to Cape Hedo, the northernmost tip of Okinawa Island, so I would like you to stop by on or from home.

Spot.6 Hama Higashima, where the whole island is powered.

Photos provided: Uruma City Office Economic Department, Commerce and Tourism Division

Along with Kudakajima, the island where the gods live is called "Hamahigajima".
There are three beaches with a pure white sandy beach and a deep blue sea, and you can feel free to visit from Hamahiga-ohashi Bridge, which connects the island and Motojima.
There are spots around the island, such as "Silmichu" and "Amamichu" that are effective for praying for child treasures and prosperity of descendants, so the entire island is full of power. Therefore, many people come all the way from far away to give the benefit of God.
On Hama Higa Island, you can see traditional red tiles everywhere, so it is recommended to take a leisurely stroll around old folk house.

These are the six power spots that Okinawa boasts. Each power spot has its own custom, and you can see local people praying at the dining table or incense stick. When you visit, you need to be aware of the precious place where the gods are enshrined. Try to keep the minimum manners so as not to disturb the religion of the local people, such as not to go to restricted areas or make loud noises.

Post: February 2016 (updatedated July 2023)

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