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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    I feel like wearing ruins of Takeda. But this is totally tweaked and did, than the ruins of Takeda, Wow! Went during the hot summer, but fewer tourists than recommended I think.!
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  • August 14, 2017
    I visited on the heat at the end of July. Go up the stairs along the walls and get on the Hill. Far away sea walls below from there with forest green and sky blue is beautiful. I think personally, except in the sea, that Okinawa's best shot. It is nice to breeze through the Hill.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Visit during August, temperatures are high. SHURI Castle as well as frequent hydration is necessary. Enjoy the atmosphere and fewer tourists. Was my cat will welcome you at the entrance,
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 13, 2017
    Awesome ruins. The views from the top are breathe taking. Must-see (especially during cherry blossom season)
  • March 11, 2017
    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.
  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    Nice scenery but the remains themselves are not that amazing. Still worth it if you have the time.

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