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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


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
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-05-22
Nakagusuku Castle is also known that US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry had visited the castle in May 1853. His fle… https://t.co/uFM2jibQQJ
ma-i @mai03510971 - 2020-05-21
It is said that the construction of Nakagusuku Castle started in the middle of the 14th century. And in 1440, the c… https://t.co/eadvpt0cky
Josh The Travel Guy @JoshTheTravelG - 2020-05-11
Nakagusuku seemed like the largest set of ruins that we saw. This area was blessed with ample water sources. Learn… https://t.co/a5DzpRTU3R
adventure archivist @startchimes - 2020-05-10
only time im gonna make a post 'like this' for a while but i miss running around pretending to be stealth couriers… https://t.co/wJLQGuc5uh
Josh The Travel Guy @JoshTheTravelG - 2020-05-01
Our latest video showcases the castle ruins of Nakagusuku - a place which thrived in modern day #Japan in the 1400'… https://t.co/lCEhy1WmXH
François Ouellet @DrGoat514 - 2020-03-09
🇯🇵 Today me and ziadmtl explored the ruins of the Nakagusuku Castle that was part of the Ryukyu Kingdom, built arou… https://t.co/H7aGF8bNUY
Tomo's travel report @tomotrip0022 - 2020-01-21
The Nakamura house near Nakagusuku castle ruins.
It was built in about 280 years ago, handed down feature of prewar… https://t.co/Bb60nVlIfT
Tomo's travel report @tomotrip0022 - 2020-01-19
Took highway bus route No.117 for Nago from Naha airport,
visited the world heritage, Nakagusuku castle ruins in Ja… https://t.co/UncMB66k2C
Pu Pariya @pupariya - 2020-01-06
Walking and enjoy the top view at Nakagusuku Castle, so windy here 🏰🗿🏯🗿🏞 #familytrip #NewYearinOkinawa #1/1/2020 @… https://t.co/riRa4XpJem
Pu Pariya @pupariya - 2020-01-06
Walking and enjoy the top view at Nakagusuku Castle, so windy here 🏰🗿🏯🗿🏞 #familytrip #NewYearinOkinawa #1/1/2020 —… https://t.co/4I8oUs69OA
kamigeist @kamigeist - 2019-11-10
@mondomascots Gosamaru is the mascot of Nakagusuku-jo, a castle in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. He is modele… https://t.co/z6MXogOytj
jenny the bobasaur @daisukebes - 2019-11-08
This castle ruin on Okinawa is next to what would have been Nakagusuku Hotel. It was abandon during construction, w… https://t.co/98TCJ0gFWa
Ryan Goh @RyanGZY - 2019-11-03
Visiting Nakagusuku Castle since we didn’t manage to visit Shuri Castle. Loving the scenery and view. Anyway, the p… https://t.co/bEtkKgfohq
cønner @conner_anhalt - 2019-11-03
@NewbieOmega @AestheticsJapan Lol how could you remember Nakagusuku castle over Shuri castle
Alfred Studwell @NewbieOmega - 2019-11-01
@AestheticsJapan My mother remembered the name of this castle when I told her about this post. She was saddened to… https://t.co/cT2NXRN68H
Stephen Parsons @StephenKParsons - 2019-10-31
@marinamaral2 That’s saddening. Twice destroyed now. It joins Nakagusuku Castle as just ruins. You can feel the… https://t.co/Vq212EyC0G
Stephen Parsons @StephenKParsons - 2019-10-31
@nhk_news That’s saddening. Twice destroyed now. It joins Nakagusuku Castle as just ruins. You can feel the heri… https://t.co/1lmKVjHaDQ


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