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Nakagusuku Castle, Kitanakagusuku-son

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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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  • This site is beautiful and much more than what I was expecting. It is very well kept and the staff is very friendly. I plan to visit again soon!  more »
  • The castle is a unique example of a Japanese fortress built before the age of gun powder. You can walk almost anywhere you want. Because the castle is situated on top of a mountain, the views of the i...  more »
  • Visiting castle sites in Okinawa always mean a lot of climbing slopes, this one was no different. Steep steps down to the well site that was walled into the castle grounds after the original castle wa...  more »
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  • Great view of both the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Castle ruins are still in good condition. Good place to go sight seeing at
  • Lovely place to visit, beautiful views of the island and ocean. Been there twice and going back to Oki in May. I give it five stars all around, unlike other people in which I don't understand?? It's not the castle's fault that it rained the day you visited or the if the day was gloomy, or it was too hot, or there was nothing to do, or the 400¥ entrance fee, come on seriously? LMAO. Why rate this place less than five stars people??? Think of the overall cultural history and meaning of this place!!
  • Really nice to walk around, it's take an hour, Greater than i expected. View from the top is good to see a city and port.
  • Great place with wonderful views of the local area. The castle ruins were quite well maintained. The path takes you past a supposedly haunted and abandoned hotel ruin (off limits). It was only 400 yen per adult.
  • Went on a rainy day. Was a little underwhelming. Might have been a better experience with better weather.