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Nakijin Castle Remains, Nakijin-son

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Historic Site
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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  • Several times, but went in the car for the first time. There is also some parking, well the progress. What many foreigners here, too. As the Castle, the largest, also seem good. Unfortunately, it was raining, but I didn't stay long.
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  • The ruins are stairs with 3, 5 and 7 steps. Watch:) It is the repetition of numbers considered important on local culture (and which symbolically gave further protection to the Castle).
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  • Okinawa's specialty "Chin chinsuko" lol there somewhere beside the Castle gift shop discount shop (remembers the second branch from the back. (Further undertone) lol) told you that my cousin's "Chin chinsuko producers involved! "It. 3/30 days, their beauty is large buyers on the back from the Aquarium 7 km around so as to buy absolutely nice! There is the gap between the price of peak and off-peak periods, 3/30 date price!  -Discounts! (Profit there!... and was so worried lol) coming I also bought 7! As the common world heritage site now as Nakijin castle photo shoot is ideal. Takes a 30-minute-is less than an hour ^ ^ Churaumi Aquarium pleasant and including before or after! ^ ^ old "cylindrical red post! "Also there. To the Mainland consider arriving in 5 days or so.
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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.