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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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  • The ruins of the castle of the Ryukyu. Also, one of the world heritage site "of the Ryukyu Kingdom gusuku sites and related". Stacked limestone walls, comfy atmosphere and castles on the Mainland. See kudaka Island, overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the wall blue, also called the Holy land in Okinawa. That would be in the Pacific while the Ryukyu Kingdom reminiscent of better.
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  • On the way, pleasant rain. It is very a pity. But, even from the distance somehow feel the history, stately atmosphere.
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  • It is a leisure and study of history a good place. No car access. Did not enter the parking lot is large. Beautiful walls in very wide arched stone and limestone processed and assembled. Also, how to or Banyan tree grows from the inside of the stone wall, get the impression decadent and impermanence of all things. Stone masonry is a style and loading my partner is seen. I think you can see different in stone masonry of the history. Go to the other side of the Castle and Nakagusuku Bay views. Tour is very hot now, but could come to Okinawa sightseeing in SHURI Castle, not here, we strongly recommend the.
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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.