Nakijin Castle Remains, Nakijin-son

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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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  • Where can feel the Ryukyu during the beautiful walls and mitake. Volunteer guide I of explanations and served to guide Hall for more information. We introduced stairs of the original position at the entrance told the location of mitake and meaning, they put in at the shrine of the God of fire, is a lot of fun. Talk about locals for the registration as a world heritage site, this castle is not ownership of the country and the Prefecture, local ownership, or heard.
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  • This is known as the Ryukyu Kingdom unity earlier 14th century castle ruins. In the ruins of a castle in Okinawa's largest think. Found here is the cherry blossom, where was the beginning of March but still the cherry trees bloom is in very nice, next time in full bloom. It is has a curved wall made of eight beautiful curves, more beautiful, and nice view from the top of the ruins of the East China Sea. Interpretive Center. Excellent shop.
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  • Beauty was stopped because it was time when I went to the Aquarium. Beyond imagination. It is not in the Mainland remains. I think was defending the castle with stone walls and the Valley. Unfortunately is the appearance of the Castle have no clue.
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  • Interesting place but literally expect to see remains. I.e nothing much
  • One of Okinawa's castle ruins. It's a nice walk round the castle and there are some great costal views. It's close to the aquarium, so it's a good place to visit if you are also going there. There's also a small museum nearby, but there's not much in the way of English translations.
  • Beautiful place, well maintained and the scenery is gorgeous! Definitely worth a visit.
  • 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.
  • Breath-taking view on the castle top! But it might not be impressive if the weather isn’t nice.

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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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