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Awase Bijuru Shrine

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A sacred spot for child-raising and safe births, this traditional Japanese shrine is a cultural landmark revered by locals and visitors alike

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Pray for blessings for your children, or to be blessed with children. Not only do Awase locals come to visit Awase Bijuru Shrine, but residents from neighboring towns and cities also make their way here to pray for family, health, and protection. The shrine is famous for its god of fertility, and every year, many people come to pray for a successful pregnancy and birth. 

“Bijuru” in the Okinawan language is the name for spiritual stones that people put their faith in. They believe that these natural stones take on a human form. The one at Awase Bijuru Shrine sits deep behind the door of the shrine. Come pray for blessings at Okinawa City’s sacred spot, or visit simply to see what it is all about.


How to get there


From Haneda Airport, take a flight to Naha Airport (about 2 hours 30 minutes). From Naha, board bus No. 52 at the bus terminal, get off at Takahara bus stop (about 1 hour 5 minutes), then walk for 15 minutes or take a taxi (the minimum fare is sufficient for reaching Awase Bijuru Shrine). If you are renting a car, follow the directions of your navigation system. The drive will take about 40 minutes.


2-1 Awase, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa-ken




Awase Bijuru Shrine




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