Nakagusuku Castle, Kitanakagusuku-son

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. Nakagusuku Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kitanakagusuku-son Edition.
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  • I visited in the tour to Okinawa's tourist attractions. It is recommended, including benefit 1.2-cheap airline tickets in the off-season, the Nakagusuku Castle ruins cherry blossoms at the time because not too hot.
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  • From the entrance in the cart took up spots at the entrance. I think, will be a hard time to choose this place is hot. It is lightly smudged sweat much around in short sleeves at the October. And it is almost summer time not shady, so very hot thought. Feel the beauty of the stone wall.
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  • Guide me in time showed me around, so the history of Okinawa felt familiar to even talk about fun, great staff. The SHURI Castle and the Castle see fit, would deeply understand story. I would like to hear from the next little studying the history of Okinawa.
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  • So interesting! Breathe deep while walking up!!! Had a great time.
  • 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 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
  • 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.

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