World Heritage: Shuri Castle Remains4.6
Shuri is the name of the capital city in the Ryukyu Kingdom that flourished for many centuries until Okinamawa became part of Japan in the 19th century. The castle was originally erected in the 14the century, and the castle's current buildings date back to 1992. The main building, Seiden, with vermilion color, was the political center where administrative works and ceremonies were held by the king and aristocrats.
The architecture, including the palace, gates and garden with a pond, was strongly influenced by Chinese castle designs. The castle's hilltop location offers a good view over Naha City. The remains and some gates of the former castle here were selected a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000.
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Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 7km) Google Transit
5.02 weeks ago
BEAUTIFUL and full of history. It was being restored but guides are very helpful. Great sites and views of the city. Traditional tea ceremony was worth the price. It was fun completing the map with the stamps. Great gift shops if you're wanting souvenirs.
4.0a month ago
Interesting, great views of Naha city from certain parts of the wall. I was happy that there was generally a suggested route so I didn't feel like I was constantly lost. Also, every staff member was so friendly! Certainly a must-go. If I had to improve something, I would say they should provide old photos and objects to touch for a more interactive experience. Otherwise, walking around the castle was fun, too.
5.0in the last week
Its a very cool place, you have to check it out if you have the time.
There are even a stamp rally there are 12 stamps that you have to collect and you will get a sticker page and a cool little folder.
You can see the sea from here.
Overall its a wonderful place that you have to visit
4.03 weeks ago
Amazing place, as always the olden Japanese castles are made of wood without nails. Parts of the castle has been rebuild with new wood. Wood smells new.
Also, there is some history and small museum inside and how the Chinese emperor crown the Ryukyu King.
Worth a visit. Steps are harder to climb for older folks.
4.0a month ago
Beautiful building and grounds showcasing lots of local history. There is a lot to see and do and you really get an appreciation for the architectural style. Can get pretty busy during the day but still lots of fun!