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Syureimon Gate, Naha

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Landmark Tourist Spot
The symbolic entry to the Ryukyu kingdom, Syureimon Gate dates back to the 16th century and has featured on the 2000 yen note. Initially built between 1527 and 1555 during the second Sho dynasty, the gate was unfortunately destroyed during World War II, though rebuilt in 1954 to produce the ornately decorated structure standing today. Look out for the four hanzi (characters) inscribed on the modern gate, which mean "Land of Propriety." For travelers who use our international travel planner, Naha holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Syureimon Gate and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You would pass through this gate before entering the Shuriji Castle. If you want to take good photo of this gate you would need to wait patiently as thousand of tourists would pass through this gate e...  more »
  • The gate is situated right at the entrance to Shuri castle. You will walk under it as you enter from the main entrance. Many people stop for a quick photo. It is well maintained and pretty impressive ...  more »
  • The beautiful entrance gate to the former king's castle is famous with Japanese visitors and is one of the most photographed sites in Okinawa  more »
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  • Great castle in Okinawa, would definitely recommend checking it out if you're in Naha.
  • It's sad and unfortunate what happened to Okinawa during WWII. I'm glad that Shuri Castle was restored so future visitors to Okinawa could learn about the Ryukyu kingdom and see this wonderful location
  • Super interesting place.
  • Historical treasure restored from the damaged ruins after WWII. I wish we had more time to explore everything but a visit is well worth your time.
  • It's a gate.