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.SHURI sta. (about 700m) Google Transit
5.0a year ago
Great i fought with mr Miyagi here cant say who won
5.010 months ago
I’ve visited the location in the summer of 2019. It’s a shame that it got damaged by a fire not too long after. Very beautiful historical location. The fees make sense because I could only imagine the maintenance that comes with preserving historical architecture. I hope it will be restored.
4.02 months ago
20/11/19, took the train from Nara to visit this heritage site! The entrance into the castle itself was prohibited due to fire again few months before my arrival. Formidable due to the strong constructions from rocks and stones! Still a respectable 4 km hike around and round trip from the station! Interesting! Lots to do and see in Okinawa overall!
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.