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Nakijin Castle Ruins (Nakijin Gusuku Ruins)

Travel Guide - Nakijin Castle Ruins (Nakijin Gusuku Ruins)

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Located in the northern part of Okinawa's main island, Nakijin Castle, or called Nakijin Gusuku (Ryukyuan castle or fortress), has lain in ruin for many years. The castle was constructed in the late 14th century as the main castle of Hokuzan Kingdom, one of the three kingdoms existed in Okinawa before Ryuku Kingdom unified the island in the 15th century. The fortress includes several sacred places called "Utaki", which are the center of religious activities. From this site, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the East China Sea.
The castle was registered as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu) together with Shuri Castle and other historic sites in Okinawa in 2000. Also the castle was listed in Japan's Top 100 Castles in 2006.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 18:00
  • 8:00 - 19:00 (May - August)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

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

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 45 minutes from Nago Bus Terminal by the #66 Bus. Get off at Nakijinjo-ato Bus stop, then walk 15 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 5101, Imadomari, Nakijin-son Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, 905-0428

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trippiece_global @trippiece_sg - 2015-01-16
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