Sonohyan-utaki is an area within Shuri Castle which includes the religiously significant Sonohyan-utaki stone gates, built in 1519, and a grove of trees and plants leading to the gates. The gates were only opened for the king, who would pray at there prior to going on a journey. Sonohyan-utaki is a World Heritage Site.
Shuri Ward, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
SONOHYAN-UTAKI NAHA MAP
Sonohyan-utaki Naha is indicated by the red marker.
Author: Craig Fryer