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Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

Travel Guide - Nakagusuku Castle Ruins


Nakagusuku Castle stands on the summit of a mountain in Nakagusuku village. It is considered one of the most famous Gusuku (Okinawan castles or fortresses) in Okinawa and also a designated World Heritage site. It is said that the legendary Ryukyuan commander, Gosamaru, built the fortress in the early 15th century. The six courtyards of this fortress with stacked stone walls make it a typical example of a Gusuku.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 (October - April)
  • 8:30 - 18:00 (May - September)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 400 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Student)
  • 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 60 minutes from Naha Bus Terminal by the #30 bus. Get off at Kuba Bus stop, then walk 15 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 503, Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku-son Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, 901-2402


Japan Guide @Japan_Guide1 - 2021-01-21
A walk through Okinawa’s Nakagusuku Castle Ruins https://t.co/tcxtSHsBUx
RafterMan @NeosHelios0124 - 2021-01-18
@chilllofim Two years ago, I was taking photos at Nakagusuku Castle. I saw the temple from the roof and visited not… https://t.co/4ESkWpAqt4
Japan Centric @CentricJapan - 2021-01-16
During time off for the New Year we visited Nakagusuku castle ruins, which had some amazing views from atop its cas… https://t.co/hhHRJnvc2T
Japan Centric @CentricJapan - 2021-01-03
Visited the beautiful Nakagusuku Castle Ruins (中城城跡) World Heritage site. There are around 300 castle ruins in Okin… https://t.co/XcpLEnJG98
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-12-23
Nakagusuku Castle Sites Youtube video guided by Okinawanderer san!
Nife-debiru thank you!! https://t.co/DhJxsvkKwp
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-12-23
【Are you a castle lover? 】
Last weekend...
We exhibited 'Oshiro(Castle) EXPO 2020' which is held in Yokohama annual… https://t.co/gQMq5nzoKT
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-12-21
Do you know Gusuku Yoga⁉️ It's yoga at Nakagusuku Castle. Unfortunately this time it will not be held at Nakagusuku… https://t.co/JuxRpbZm4u
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-12-20
Castle EXPO 2020🏯 is currently being held in Yokohama!
Nakagusuku Castle is participating in it.
Please take this o… https://t.co/1GHe4ZQeml
Okinawanderer @okinawanderer - 2020-12-17
Wandering Okinawa!! A World Heritage Nakagusuku Castle Site!!

Have you been there!? Its really amazing historical… https://t.co/7BGD2T0MCx
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-12-10
Thank you very much for writing about it in your article! and actually part of construction techniques of Nakagusuk… https://t.co/FZUIzdkn6F
Okinawanderer @okinawanderer - 2020-12-10
Wandering Okinawa!! @Nakagusuku Village Library (A.K.A Gosamaru Library) for watching the Exhibition of Nakagusuku… https://t.co/f3fi5b0JuV
Total Okinawa @totalokinawa - 2020-12-03
Enjoy a World Heritage Site right here in Okinawa! Nakagusuku is a 15th Century castle located in Kitanakagusuku. U… https://t.co/5Vb39ZCVLR
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-12-02
Nakagusuku castle ruins Happy 20th anniversary! !
Today December 2nd 2020 is 20th anniversary of the registration… https://t.co/XadWkB5dKq
Josh Gates (fake) @angelan49555542 - 2020-10-15
Nakagusuku Hotel Ruins

The rich developer from Naha, wanted build a hotel and leisure park to capitalise on the to… https://t.co/t2VcBXdlwB
AboutWorldHeritage @AAWorldHeritage - 2020-10-14
A walk through Okinawa’s Nakagusuku Castle Ruins; Shoji Kudaka; Stripes https://t.co/DCrxHyZ7sB via @wordpressdotcom
Stars and Stripes Pacific @StripesPacific - 2020-10-14
The original castle is thought to have been constructed sometime during the 14th or 15th centuries and in 2000, the… https://t.co/Ci0BhRmPEG
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-10-01
You can feel the history and culture of Kitanakagusuku Village Oogusuku district🙂
The Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and t… https://t.co/ZOanoaGJOP
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-09-21
【#Gojoin(Castle Stamp) in Okinawa for the first time ever!】 is now available! to commemorate the 20th anniversary o… https://t.co/zHk4ugIeJt
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-09-07
After closing nearly a month ago Nakagusuku Castle Ruins have reopened to the public.
While the area has reopened,… https://t.co/TVbATlmlqI
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-09-07
The famous places in Kitanakagusuku Village are Nakamura Old House and Nakagusuku Castle, which I mentioned before🙂… https://t.co/AyjigKtMre
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-08-17
Classical Ryukyuan poem on #Manholecover of #Nakagusuku describes peacefully viewing the beautiful moon from the ca… https://t.co/ivdPnmnlWv
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-08-02
Sunset from World Heritage Nakagusuku Castle Ruins that we are proud of.
Happy to join #SundaySunsets ☺️
Thank you… https://t.co/my37KiVPGf
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-08-02
Sad news😥

Ayakari no mori (Kitanakagusuku Library📚) will be close for 8/1~8/31.

Nakagusuku Castle will be close 8… https://t.co/vDRBhchmAY
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-08-01
#WorldHeritage #Nakagusuku Castle Ruins are temporarily closed from tomorrow to prevent the spread o… https://t.co/OmHrlE3QOr
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-06-24
The next bus stop🚏 after the Kitanakagusuku Junior High School is Nakagusuku-Jo-Site(Nakagusuku Castle)🏯
If you vis… https://t.co/gcuxAO2MI0
Japan Guide @Japan_Guide1 - 2020-06-18
Nakagusuku Castle Ruins Now Open | Stripes Okinawa https://t.co/SMbV4eRAdR
Nakagusuku Village Tourism Association (OKINAWA) @Naka_Tourism - 2020-06-18
Haisai ! I'm #Gosamaru an official mascot of Nakagusuku Village. very glad to know you! Please check the link below… https://t.co/0Wq6diHXCr
Stars and Stripes Pacific @StripesPacific - 2020-06-11
After closing nearly a month ago, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, a popular tourist spot in #Okinawa, has finally reopened… https://t.co/GbbHCOYcOn
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-05-25
The Nakamura house cannot be overlooked for a walk around The Oogusuku area. The traditional houses in Okinawa,(the… https://t.co/rs1pV3PyRq
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-05-23
Did you know that Kitanakagusuku Village has other castles besides Nakagusuku Castle? One of the castles is the Ufu… https://t.co/QhV6VFveWL


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