A sacred spot for child-raising and safe births revered by locals and visitors alike
Pray for blessings on your children, or to be blessed with children! Not only do Awase locals come 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 simply see what it is all about.
Access: From Naha, take bus No.52 at the bus terminal, get off at Takahara bus stop (about 65mins), then walk for 15 minutes or take a taxi (the minimum fare can reach the Awase Bijuru Shrine). If you are renting a car, you can follow the navigation and drive for about 40 minutes.