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Reservations are now available online to tour the Okinawa Japan Temple during the public open house via It is one of a half dozen temples with either ongoing public open houses or ones that will start in the next month.

The public open house will be from Saturday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 7, excluding Sundays, and reservations, which are recommended, are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The free tour begins with a short video overview and short walking tour through the temple. Comfortable shoes and modest dress are recommended and the temples are wheelchair accessible. The tours generally last about an hour.

After a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is built or has had an extensive renovation, it is opened for public tours prior to being dedicated or rededicated. After the dedication or rededication, Church members with temple recommends can enter to perform sacred ordinances.

The two-story, 10,000-square-foot temple is on a half-acre site at 7-11, Matsumoto, Okinawa Shi, in Okinawa-ken, Japan, with the Okinawa Islands about 600 miles southwest of the Fukuoka Japan Temple. The other two of the Asian country’s four temples are the Sapporo Japan Temple and the Tokyo Japan Temple.

A temple-patron waiting area was part of the Okinawa temple construction projection; it is next to an adjacent existing meetinghouse that was completed in 2013.

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