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
3.0a week 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
5.02 weeks 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.
4.03 weeks 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.
4.03 weeks 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.
4.09 months ago
The restaurant here was delicious! Parking is easy to find but you have to pay for it. The best time to go is right before sunset. Give yourself enough time to walk around a bit before the sun starts to set and then go look at the temples and get sunset pictures it was so beautiful! It's kind of like one big maze of history and experience. You get to walk through all the buildings that they replicated to look like the original castles. It's so interesting to see. You will need to take your shoes off at some point to walk through part of the sacred building but they give you a bag to carry them in. Bring socks if you don't like walking barefoot on public floors! It's a little tiring sometimes going up all the steps so be prepared to earn the sight you're going to see! They have little gift shops with a couple items but not a very big store. You probably won't stay there longer than a couple hours and most of it is free to see except the entrance to the big beautiful one. It's worth the small fee to get your tickets to go inside but they take card!