Nakagusuku Castle, Kitanakagusuku-son

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 190+ 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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  • One of the better-preserved ruins on Okinawa island, Nakagusuku is easily accessible and offers wonderful ocean views in exchange for a small ticket fee and a short uphill walk. 
  • Beautiful ruins to see. Takes about 45 minutes to see everything. Has some amazing views. Affordable and was an easy walk. 
  • The "Ryukyu Kingdom gusuku sites and related" is a gusuku registered as a world heritage site. Anyway draw the curved walls are beautiful. Fantastic views from the Hill. Overall walk large and quite tiring. Small children your age who may be struggling.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Nice castle, feels more like a park. In summer it's very very hot.
  • nice
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