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Nakagusuku Castle, Kitanakagusuku-son

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Castle Landmark
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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  • Was able to enjoy the panorama from the Castle, under clear blue skies. Ishigaki gusuku in Okinawa is still there, but different flavor in each rank is it difficult. Look at times but this was my first, but Nakajo is the third from the end walked away properly until the end is tired.
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  • 3rd visit but we were the first, early in the morning. You could get sent up in a cart, so leisurely walking down the asphalt road was home, so easy to see. Okinawa travel impetus could also feel different from the supposed to go around. When bathing is not too hot, not just ideal to go around. Okinawa spring flowers is beautiful.
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  • Thanks for a ride in the cart up the Hill so relatively easy to observe. Healed like Okinawa Ishigaki landscape because it is on a hill overlooking the sea. Ruins of a castle in Okinawa many on the Hill, nothing great.
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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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