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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

Lica Cecato @licacecato - 2019-10-13
Okinawa @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/HIxHAmuCLk
Salvador Roldan @saljroldan - 2019-10-12
Strut yo stuff! I love you hun!! #okinawa #nara #shuricastle astle #wanderlust #notposing @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/KKNnI1yLJD
David Flores @Florealzz_ - 2019-10-10
I enjoyed Shuri Castle 🇯🇵 https://t.co/Dt1zJJ5vkJ
Babayaga @m_routhier - 2019-10-09
This post marks two things. 1) I plan on being back in Okinawa next year. 2) trying to get the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2… https://t.co/Qz6NjpCkwQ
JarodBane @ Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭 🙏 @JarodBane - 2019-10-07
A little sight seeing this afternoon @ Shuri Castle ⛩🍕🍹...now off 2 night maintenance work...💻🤓😎 https://t.co/xUXRDpQTwD
JarodBane @ Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭🙏 @JarodBane - 2019-10-07
A little sight seeing this afternoon @ Shuri Castle ⛩🍕🍹...now off 2 night maintenance work...💻🤓😎 https://t.co/xUXRDpQTwD
JarodBane @ Chiang Mai, Thailand 🇹🇭 🙏 @JarodBane - 2019-10-07
A little sight seeing this afternoon @ Shuri Castle ⛩🍕🍹...now off 2 night maintenance work...💻🤓😎 https://t.co/xUXRDpQTwD
JarodBane @ Okinawa, Japan 🇯🇵 🛫 Thailand 🇹🇭 @JarodBane - 2019-10-07
A little sight seeing this afternoon @ Shuri Castle ⛩🍕🍹...now off 2 night maintenance work...💻🤓😎 https://t.co/xUXRDpQTwD
Lill ✪ //📍AU's @lillpiggy1 - 2019-10-07
T'Challa: we can't just leave him in the castle

Shuri: ok then what we gonna do?

Okoye: there's a free vacancy fo… https://t.co/afssbRpSuQ
✪ Lill 🎈 //📍AU's @lillpiggy1 - 2019-10-07
T'Challa: we can't just leave him in the castle

Shuri: ok then what we gonna do?

Okoye: there's a free vacancy fo… https://t.co/afssbRpSuQ
✪ Lill 🎈 //📍AU's @lillpiggy1 - 2019-10-07
T'Challa: we can't just leave him in the castle

Shuri: ok then what we gonna do?

Okoye: there's a free vacancy fo… https://t.co/afssbRpSuQ
ICSB2019 @icsb2019 - 2019-10-03
Shuri Castle is a world heritage!
https://t.co/3UEpebIEsP
토요칸 / Toyokan @__tx__sx - 2019-10-03
I got two pamphlets about Shuri castle in English and Korean but I wonder why I received these(Korean ver can hardl… https://t.co/BA7GFVkUEE
ICSB2019 @icsb2019 - 2019-10-02
Do you want to explore Okinawa during #ICSB2019? We'll have an excursion trip on the Nov 3 to several popular place… https://t.co/jZEw4Hc3xt
UnitedDojos @UDojos - 2019-10-02
@KARATEbyJesse Classic pic. Is that Shuri Castle?
Byron Kidd @byronkidd - 2019-10-01
Shisa standing guard at Shuri Castle, Okinawa. https://t.co/pRHCAcwi5F
SEBASTIAN @Gre8DaneBrigade - 2019-10-01
the morning [of May 29, 1945] . Marines had attacked eastward into the rains of Shuri Castle and had raised the Con… https://t.co/SzE7bihU6v
Mal @maaaaals - 2019-09-28
How come no one never talks about Shuri Castle 😭 https://t.co/WkruuOiaGq https://t.co/Rj2KzBCCRx
Mal @maaaaals - 2019-09-27
@AestheticsJapan Been to all of these & then some! My absolute favorite is between Shuri Castle & Himeji Castle 😭
ホリはきりこんぶ。 @hanasigainokiri - 2019-09-27
@Raul_Studio oh...!!!!!
Shuri Castleッッッ!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/8OIXgV1OL0
ホリはきりこんぶ。 @hanasigainokiri - 2019-09-27
@Raul_Studio oh...!!!!!
Shuri Castleッッッ!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/8OIXgV1OL0
𝕭𝖊𝖙𝖍𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖎 @Red_Beff - 2019-09-27
⛩🏯 Shuri Castle @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/HW0ig3YRTT
Patrick in da swamp @Dragon8616 - 2019-09-26
@TTrekkie Do they still have tours of Shuri Castle?
neninunu @wuvuux - 2019-09-26
AND TODAY i went to shuri castle!!! 🏰 lots of walking 😭 & i rented their kimono too ☺️ 👘 https://t.co/whynyO2bak
@wuvuux - 2019-09-26
AND TODAY i went to shuri castle!!! 🏰 lots of walking 😭 & i rented their kimono too ☺️ 👘 https://t.co/whynyO2bak
トトコト・トコトア @TotOKotototonoA - 2019-09-25
Okinawa was so beautiful. I could have many memories there. I swam in the sea, rode on a jet ski in that ocean, mad… https://t.co/7ss30raYWi
Okinawanderer @okinawanderer - 2019-09-23
Wandering Okinawa!! @Sakiyama Park in Shuri, Naha city!! Great view of Naha and a lateral view of Shuri castle!… https://t.co/kwWBma3kC1
Paavani @paavani - 2019-09-22
Doors are closed or not, path is long or short, keep walking until you reach the goal. @ Shuri Castle https://t.co/wUgMWkA1Uf
MERU. @heymeru - 2019-09-21
#Throwback to when I visited the Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan 🇯🇵⚔️
Super magnificent & beautiful #castle.… https://t.co/JjLdg7wRjN
MERU. @heymeru - 2019-09-21
@TravelBugsWorld @Adventuringgal @carpediemeire @LiveaMemory @KaliTravel @Abfabtravels @LindaPeters64… https://t.co/eAYxVz0X67

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