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Shuri Castle

Travel Guide - Shuri Castle

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Prior to the Meiji Restoration, Shuri was the capital of Okinawa (Ryukyu); that titie passed to Naha in 1879. Shurijo Park contains most of what's left of the old Ryukyu royal capital. At the entrance is a building with a restaurant and information booth. Just up from the entrance to the park is the reconstructed old residence of the Okinawan royal family, Shuri Castle.
Shuri Castle is the symbol of the Ryukyu Kingdom stands on a 120 meter-high hill. The castle is said to have been built at the end of the 14th century and it was the center of politics, culture, diplomacy and ritual of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Shuri Castle has a lot of similarities with the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Gyeongbokgung in Seoul in its structure because the Ryukyu Kingdom had frequent trade with other Asian countries. The castle was once burnt out during the World War II, but reconstructed in 1992 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972.
Shureino-mon Gate is the ceremonial entrance to the castle. The Chinese-influenced gate was originally built nearly 500 years ago and was rebuilt in 1958. Also worth checking out is the 15th to 16th century Kankai-mon Gate with its traditional Okinawan design. It was rebuilt right after the World War II. The Kyukei-mon Gate, built in 1508, has also been restored. The third large gate, the Keisei-mon Gate, was originally built in 1546.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 19:00
  • 8:30 - 20:00 (July - September)
  • 8:30 - 18:00 (December - March)

ClosedClosed

  • 1st Wednesday and Thursday of July

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 820 yen (General, Adult)
  • 620 yen (Student)
  • 310 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes from Shuri Station on the Yui Rail by the #8 bus. Get off at Shurijo-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-2, Shuri Kinjocho, Naha-shi, Okinawa, 903-0815

TweetsTweets

♛DF @daaarlene - 2018-12-13
Official photos (except the last 2) from our photoshoot in Shuri Castle ☺️ #Okinawa2018 #jessmayphotos https://t.co/LDo818FlNG
AndaClaus @andaharu - 2018-12-10
@jiggajorrell If you have the chance to go to Shuri Castle that’s a story I’d love to hear😊
Bella | Avengers Endme @_superspicy - 2018-12-07
@Morning_Toby OH MY GOD YES I HOPE SO 😭
Wait but they were in wakanda and shuri was there in her lab/in the castle… https://t.co/XaugYBylSc
Smart Exchange @SmartExchangeJP - 2018-12-07
Shuri Castle is one of Okinawa's trademark sights. There are a couple delicious Soki Soba shops nearby that might a… https://t.co/0p5F4V75ZT
Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-04
Is this overseas? ! No, here is one taken in Okinawa, Mihama American Village! Speaking of Okinawa, people may imag… https://t.co/EsVxwmci8F
鑑雷斗 @raitokagami - 2018-12-04
@wafwrap I'm always grateful for your help :)
This drawing is a gateway ceremony held every morning at Shuri castle in Okinawa.
鑑雷斗 @raitokagami - 2018-12-04
@wafwrap I'm always grateful for your help :)
This drawing is a gateway ceremony held every morning at Shuri castle in Okinawa.
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-12-03
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/xlneAXWT7c
sibey☆★☆ @crimson_styx - 2018-12-03
Guarding shisa at Shuri Castle.
https://t.co/vkFOxaBRGU #okinawa https://t.co/hH2ibSa1DG
sibey☆★☆ @crimson_styx - 2018-12-03
path from Kankaimon to Zuisenmon

then 4th gate, Koufukumon

that then leads you to the FINAL gate of Shuri Castle… https://t.co/kybucPvpG0
Cameron @chopkin9 - 2018-12-02
Shureimon, a gate at the Shuri Castle in Naha, is featured on the 2000 yen note. Spending the day being a tourist. https://t.co/k1L4hb8lGB
Dominik Modlinski @dominikjm - 2018-12-02
At Shuri Castle, Okinawa.
Scott baxter @Md1819 - 2018-12-02
@thejohnlegg Have you heard this story before?
https://t.co/LKZHh9FdG8
Funzinnu/Fanu ✈️🇯🇵Okinawa 🔜FURUM @funzinnu - 2018-12-01
Okinawa Shuri Castle https://t.co/NaPK62OZZT
Funzinnu/Fanu ✈️🇲🇾FURUM @funzinnu - 2018-12-01
Okinawa Shuri Castle https://t.co/NaPK62OZZT
Funzinnu/Fanu 🔜FURUM @funzinnu - 2018-12-01
Okinawa Shuri Castle https://t.co/NaPK62OZZT
Funzinnu/Fanu 🔜서울디저트페어(29) @funzinnu - 2018-12-01
Okinawa Shuri Castle https://t.co/NaPK62OZZT
グラディス @glagratan - 2018-12-01
Shuri Castle! 🏯 https://t.co/CKyoRZJzqT
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-11-26
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/0B0Ro5NdYj
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-11-26
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/qgb96V6zBh
♛DF @daaarlene - 2018-11-24
Did a very short “post nup”😂/family shoot in Shuri Castle! Cant wait for the actual photos!😍 @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/RjoFTnWdEx
♛DF @daaarlene - 2018-11-24
Did a very short “post nup”😂/family shoot in Shuri Castle! Cant wait for the actual photos!😍 @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/RjoFTnWdEx
Auds @AudsBall - 2018-11-23
Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving with souvenir shopping in Naha, learning about awamori at the Zuisen Distiller… https://t.co/tBgBLawmAH
Ryukyu Dog Dingo @RyukyuDogDingo - 2018-11-23
Shuri Castle Okinawa with the boys,MDCW USA. There ain't no party like an #MDC party.The last picture you can see… https://t.co/MMOcFHuHzs
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-11-22
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/EkQLkkH7nn
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-11-17
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/DqvaRqSn6T
HALAL MEDIA JAPAN @HALALMEDIAJAPAN - 2018-11-16
Okinawa Popular Tourist Destination, Shurijo Castle Park and Ocean Expo Park (Where Churaumi Aquarium Exists!) Star… https://t.co/4hKoUp4sqF
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2018-11-16
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Shuri Castle - Karate's cradle in Okinawa
https://t.co/BxIefw3USk https://t.co/yqfmq8YBpE
I Write Code @acodemonkey - 2018-11-15
@USMC MCAS Futenma, #SemperFi Oki a hard fought, hellish battle. Suicide Cliffs, Shuri Castle... remember their valor.
ULAE @ulae_ - 2018-11-14
We did a ton of sightseeing and Shuri Castle was a real highlight. I love Okinawa!!! @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/FUa2a9N1pS
Quintus Curtius @QuintusCurtius - 2018-11-13
The Dew that Drips from the Gables of Shuri Castle

In Naha City,

And from the boughs of the rustling trees Benea… https://t.co/pxPEEKJtWI
Roteyszig @Roteyszig - 2018-11-10
🐲 @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/nNxhhEnOWP

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