Gokoku Temple

Gokoku Temple


The oldest temple next to the Naminoue Shrine northwest of Naha City was built in 1368 during the times of King Satto for the propagation of Shingonshu worship. It was used as a government establishment for foreign reception during the last days of the Tokugawa regime and it is also the temple where British missionary Bettelheim stayed for 8 years during his missionary to the Ryukyus. The Bettelheim Monument and the Kozakura Monument, a memorial for the nearly 700 children who were killed in an evacuating ship bombed during the Second World War, are located in its grounds.

Facility Information
Okinawa's oldest <I>Shingonshu</I> Temple, built in 1368, where the Bettelheim Monument and the Kozakura Monument are located.
1-25-11, Wakasa,Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 900-0031
Transportation Access
Approximately 5 minutes from Tomari Port(Tomarin Passenger Terminal) by Car (open road)

Approximately 25 minutes from Okinawa Expressway : Naha I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 10 minutes from Nearest bus stop : Kume Yubinkyoku-mae by Walk