Nakijin Castle Remains, Nakijin-son

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Kunigami-gun
Visit the ruins of Nakijin Castle Remains, a 14th-century Ryukyuan castle and part of a World Heritage Site. Destroyed by the Japanese in the 1609 invasion of Okinawa, the ruins were abandoned. Nowadays, you can explore the imposing stone walls of the former castle, spread out across the lush forested hills, or visit the small museum that displays artifacts found on the premises. From the hilltop ruin site, you can enjoy scenic views of the East China Sea. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nakijin-son fast, fun, and easy.
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  • I had had a coin-operated locker had luggage after check-out hotels. Advanced free guide on the bus, but is very good at talk good!! ︎
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  • After visiting Nago Pineapple Park, Nakajin was a very convenient (around 20 min drive) castle to visit. Favorably to us, it has a large property and its walls are well-maintained. It is one of the ca...  more »
  • Much effort was spent to load the stones on this mountain? It is good. Recommend you go wearing shoes and sandals than the (^ ^) / ~ ~ ~
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  • Beautiful castle ruins, with informative texts. Nearby small shops with local food. A small museum with most Japanese, but also some English text. Umbrellas, rental free, against the sun. Scenery and view over the sea are stunning.
  • Awesome ruins. The views from the top are breathe taking. Must-see (especially during cherry blossom season)
  • Absolutely a beautiful place to visit during Cherry Blossom season. You will need to visit during the day for the full blossom and surrounding view effect. But, visiting at night is a beautiful experience as well.
  • Definitely castle ruins. I think this would have been better to visit during cherry blossom season, but I still enjoyed the sites a lot. You need a rental car to get here though or a bus. I recommend seeing the aquarium and the castle ruins on the same day.
  • Nice scenery but the remains themselves are not that amazing. Still worth it if you have the time.

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Where to stay in Nakijin-son

You don't need to stay in Nakijin-son to enjoy its attractions, and many choose not to, given the village's modest size and relative lack of accommodations. If you do stay in town, choose from a couple of beachfront hotels and inland guesthouses, with mid-range and budget options. Alternatively, the fairly large town of Motobu to the west offers a far wider choice of lodgings, including luxury resorts, high-rise hotels, and budget hostels.
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