Gongendo Shrine was constructed in 1614 and rebuilt in 1786 after it was destroyed by a tsunami in 1771. Gongendo was damaged again in World War II but was restored once more in 1947.
Gongendo Shrine is designated as a National Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. The shrine is opposite a small, traditional Okinawan rock garden on the opposite side of the road.
Gongendo Shrine is within easy reach of Ishigaki public market, Miyara Dounchi House & Gardens and the Yaeyama Museum.
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