Awase Shrine

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  • Address: 2-1 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Phone: +81-989394501
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids
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The Awase Shrine has an interesting story. Legends say that once three stones that were washed to the shore were discovered by a woman. These three stones followed the woman on her way back home. Another story goes that once locals found three stones floating on the ocean water and after seeing its unusual properties, brought it to Okinawa to be worshipped. The shrine is home to these three stones and is worshipped for good health, fertility, and fortune.

This particular shrine is a quite a different one since most of it is made from concrete. A traditional “Tori” gate welcomes you. Take a walk inside and you see good luck charms, placards and wish cards tied to the lamp posts that line the entrance. A small purification fountain is where you need to wash your hands and rinse your mouth- a sign of purifying your mind along with your body. Walk further and you see the main shrine where the three stones are kept. Don’t forget to visit the on-ground store where you can buy a few amulets and good luck charms before you leave. A small park that surrounds the shrine offers a good place to take a walk.

Awase Shrine Travel Tips

  • You will need to go through the purification custom before you enter the shrine. This requires cleaning your hands and rinsing your mouth at the fountain.

Entrance Ticket Details For Awase Shrine

  • Entrance to the shrine is for free but you can leave a donation.

How to Reach Awase Shrine

  • By Bus
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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  • Awase Shrine Address: 2-1 Awase, Okinawa 904-2172, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Awase Shrine Contact Number: +81-989394501
  • Time required to visit Awase Shrine: 00:30 Mins
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