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
5.0in the last week
Even though it's a replica it was great learning about the history and seeing all the items inside the castle. The staff was very friendly and helpful even though I didn't speak Japanese and they didn't speak English. It was a great experience!
5.0a month ago
It was amazing, before you go inside the castle you need to take off your shoes, which is a great idea besides the Japanese culture. Once you are inside the castle, you can appreciate the wood work and the displays and some history of the Okinawa kingdom. I believe the castle was going through a renovations at the outside but it was still an awesome view.
5.03 weeks ago
A authentic reproduction of a Japanese castle with original destroyed in WW II. Some of the original parts are shown but few and far between. I would recommend the tea ceremony. A pleasurable visit. Don't forget to bring indoor sandals or socks as the interior is all outdoor shoes free.
4.0a month ago
It’s a nice place to look around. Tourist center provides stamp-collection brochure for you to discover. Most scenes are free. Main entrance costs ¥820 for adults. If you have time, it’s probable a great place to visit.
4.03 weeks ago
Heritage of the old castle. Nice route design and have some stamping activities to keep the kids busy while found it not so boring. There is an area that can see the Naha city which is great. Overall great experience.