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Nakagusuku Castle, Kitanakagusuku-son
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Listed as one of the 100 famous castles of Japan, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, the ruined Nakagusuku Castle offers visitors tangible a history of the Ryukyu kingdom. Though the exact date of its founding remains unknown, legendary Ryukyuan commander Gosamaru was the last governor of the castle in the middle of the 15th century. Observe impressive architecture, with walls built following the contours of the land. From this mountain-top fortification, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Nakagusuku Bay. Bring along your camera, as the sprawling site offers many photo opportunities. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kitanakagusuku-son holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nakagusuku Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • maybe because the bad weather, we could not spend much time discover this place. but for those who travel with little kids or elderly people, it's not very suitable since there are mostly steps and no...  more »
  • This day is very good and the weather looked every 360-degree is a good view. World Heritage, the great. Right now than back Jin castle ruins of this castle is like? From Okinawa to go please come stop by.
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  • Not only here, but in Okinawa castles (gusuku) limestone arches is beautiful, was so excellent. Not seen any landscape Bay at that time King, wonder? Consider (^ ^) is interviewed in the morning we this day apparently from the afternoon event, had been preparing a food booth and stage rehearsals (^ ^;) I wanted to fit the timing ~ (^ ^)
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  • Beautiful Castle ruins and great building accomplishment. Even though nothing but the walls remain, its an amazing place to imagine the effort it took to build such a castle with the tools available during the time. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from both sides and just a really nice place to visit and take photos. Don't wear high heals... don't say I didn't warn you unless you hope for a strained ankle. The walkways can get pretty rough with the wrong shoe choice.
  • The guide was knowledgeable and sang very good. Wish we had had the tour in English though
  • Great place to see. Huge caste ruin overlooking the ocean. Nice view. Entrance fee : 400 yen for adults in 2015.
  • It is a nice spot with a good view over the ocean. Yet they charge entrance fee. If you go by car, then I do recommend the Katsureen castle ruins. Those are a world heritage site too, and with an internet audio guide. There is a lot to see and learn.
  • Marvelous view of the ocean and very well maintained castle ruins.