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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5.06 months ago

Great i fought with mr Miyagi here cant say who won

5.04 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.

5.05 months ago

The best place for some historical learning and understanding the heritage of Naha and Okinawa. I took an audio tour to assist with my visit. The place is really nice, well maintained, and under renovation to make it better. There are some good shops and restaurants nearby, souvenirs to buy and traditional costumes to try. The ladies can try the costumes and pose for pics with the local lady in costume near the entrance of the castle. Good videos overall, highly recommended for a visit with family.

5.08 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.

4.07 months 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.

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