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 year ago

Great i fought with mr Miyagi here cant say who won

5.0a week ago

We were surprised to learn that the castle had recently faced a fire and was in the process of being restored. The main portion that we were there to see was no longer standing. There is still much to see, and I'm sure they will do great restoring it.

5.0a year 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 year ago

Very impressive fortification. Unfortunately the main building burnt down but they are in the process of rebuilding. There is still plenty to see and beautiful sights of the city.

5.010 months ago

The castle was awe-inspiring, it saddened me to realized I will perhaps never see it as it once stood before the fire, but I appreciated the beauty of it all the same along with the effort that has been taken to preserve it even after tragedy. Definitely informative piece of history but also brings in a light of respect for such a historic place and how hard it can be to preserve, but I'm happy that it is still here and I had the chance to see it.

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