Shuri Castle Remains

Sightseeing information about Shuri Castle Remains in Japan.


World Heritage: Shuri Castle Remains4.6

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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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5.0a month 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.

5.0a week ago

It was a great experience walking though this castle and reading about its history. Everything was translated to English so that was nice. It was a bit hard to find parking but it was well worth it once we found it. Definitely a must see if you are visiting Okinawa.

5.0a month ago

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

4.0a 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.

5.0a week ago

History at its best. Traditional tea was an extra nice experience without a lot of extra money. Breathtaking views. It was good to be king!

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