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
5.0a week ago
Great i fought with mr Miyagi here cant say who won
3.0a week ago
There is no main castle now. It was burned to ground in 2019. They are reconstructing it and expected to finish by 2026. But the fort walls and other structures are majestic.
5.03 weeks ago
One of the most beautiful tourist spots I have ever visited, great infrastructure and everything signposted.
5.02 months 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.
4.02 months 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.