Okinawa Shurijo Castle Festival3.7
from 10/27 '19 to 11/3 '19
One of the three major festivals of Naha, Shurijo Castle Festival is reminiscent of the Ryukyu Kingdom era, colored brightly red, a culture different from the Mainland, is a precious festival where you can feel the unique culture of Okinawa.
During the Festival period, there are events where you can enjoy the Ryukyu dynasty culture, such as the gorgeous Ryukyu dance "Invitation to Dance Special Performance" nurtured in Shurijo Castle, and the "Bankoku Shinryo (Bridge of Nations) Candle Light" wrapped in fantastical lights.
In addition, including the Ryukyu King and Queen, there will be the luxurious and gorgeous Emaki-Gyoretsu Parade with a total of about 700 people of "Sakuhoushi" (accredited Chinese envoys to neighbouring kingdoms) at Naha City Kokusai Street.
On the last day November 3rd, one of the progress of the Ryukyu King, Koshiki-Gyoretsu of "Sankaji Sanchii Sune-i (三ケ寺参詣行幸)" called "Hatsu Gyokou (初行幸)" is reproduced.
During the Ryukyu Kingdom era, the king prayed for welfare of the State and bumper crops, and the appearance of worshiping the three temples around Shurijo Castle is gorgeously reproduced.
Details: ※Hours varies depending on the event
·Invitation to Dance Special Performance
·Ryukyu Dynasty Scroll Parade, October 28th (Sunday) 2018, 12: 30 ~ 14: 30 Naha City Kokusai Street
·Bankoku Shinryo (Bridge of Nations) Candle Light, October 27th (Saturday) 28th (Sunday) 2018, 17: 00 ~ 21: 00 Shurijo Castle Park Shureimon Gate front, Kankai Gate ~ Kofukumon Gate, Kobikimon Gate ~ Madamichi Street (Shimashibira), Around Ryutan
·Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Koshiki-Gyoretsu November 3rd (Saturday) 2018, 12: 50 ~ 15: 30 Hoshinmon Gate ~ Shureimon Gate ~ Ryutandori Street
·Arrival of the King and queen
·Shurijo Castle Music Festival
·Karate Day related events
·"Essence of Ryukyu Awamori" in Zenikura
Admission Fee: Adult 820 yen, Children (high school student) 620 yen, Children (elementary / junior high school student) 310 yen ※Free under the age of 6
※Entrance fee is necessary for viewing in front of Shurijo Castle and Garden.
※There are also events in the free area.
Address: Okinawa Prefecture, Naha City, Shurikinjouchou 1-2, Shurijo Castle Park
Transportation Access: 15 minutes on foot from Naha Airport to Yui Rail "Shuri Station" or 2 minutes on foot from "Shurijo Mae" bus stop
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,spiritual places,beach,world heritage,Traditional folk,experience,night view,nature,family,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing,shopping,major,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.SHURI sta. (about 600m) Google Transit
5.0a month ago
This is a power spot place.
you can feel the calm and feel the history in all the spaces.
the food was definitely great!
i wish i could visit this place before the big fire.
you can still feel the fire smell when you are inside.
4.0a month ago
There's a lot of history at this castle. It is definitely worth the price of admission. The walk from the metro station is not that bad provided it is not a very hot and humid day. However, if it is make sure you have enough water. If you are coming from the metro station take the first available left toward the castle and don't make the mistake of continuing down the road.
3.0a month ago
It's a pity that the main building was burned down last year. Where the castle stood they only have a small room where you can see the base of the building. At least you can enjoy the views and the rest of the park and walks surrounding the castle. Hopefully it's going to be rebuilt next year
4.0a month ago
Nice place to walk around. It is 15 mins walk from the station. Unfortunately there aren’t many sign boards.
It is 400 yen for entrance to space where the burnt castle stood. I went in (got a discount as I had monorail pass)
Is it worth paying that ? I think so. There isn’t much to see but you can walk around in that historic site (construction going on) and go to the observatory deck with good views.
5.0a month ago
Loved this place! I even didn't go inside bcz I didn't have enough time but it was amazing atmosphere around especially at the sunset.