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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. Arrange your visit to Nakijin Castle Remains and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nakijin-son using our Nakijin-son family vacation planner.
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  • Unexpectedly and tourists, I was surprised: ruins of scaffolding is unstable, so walking shoes are recommended. Cherry Blossom Festival season and lit up at night is beautiful.
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  • When visited dark pink cherry blossoms were so beautiful, so this year I visited at the same time. Blue sea far away from the ruins of the stone, pink cherry blossoms are very nice. Know the history of Okinawa in the Museum.
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  • Northern hot spots. Recognized as a world heritage site, tourists will come fairly. Throughout the year, the butterflies are flying, you can see spectacular views. Is a little climb, take a look at try lookout. Along the way, selling sugar cane juice. It is famous for Cherry Blossom Festival from the end of January each year. Illuminated cherry blossoms are beautiful. Little jacket is necessary because very cold January cherry blossoms. Now it is favorite spot Jin Nakijin gusuku.
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  • Great place to make a day trip to. Admission was 400 yen a person. Cats roamed near entrance and were kid friendly. It rained while we visited and the staff offered umbrellas.
  • If you are in the area it is worth a visit, the castle ruins have some english signs with information and the views are really nice. But the village museum has almost no english information at all which was a shame, because there where alot on exhibition. More english info would have earned another star.
  • Beautiful castle remains with a great view. Very well maintained. Great empty hotel for urban exploration right next to it.
  • World heritage. You need to pay fee at the entrance. Recommend to wear sneakers. It's magnificent and beautiful especially when cherry flowers bloom, I think it's January.
  • Great views along with a dive into the history of the Ryukyu Islands. Cherry blossoms are a great sight! Cultural center exhibits do not offer english explanations but the castle remains do.