Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakijin-son

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Visit the ruins of Nakijin Castle Ruins, 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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  • Today is world heritage site now came to Nakijin castle ruins. From the Kouri Island Churaumi Aquarium staff. Unique atmosphere. Nakijin village itself is now great atmosphere is good. Like quiet. Singing cicadas. Osaka's barks differently! Climbs onto the pavement and was waiting for views there. The sea of emerald green. See Kouri island also Kouri Ohashi bridge. I wish I came from there. You could come. Also in the season of cherry blossoms come to!
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  • As a historic landmark as a tourism resource and securely save, look good and 廻remashita. Was the unfortunate drizzle mixed with umbrella provided for tourism (of course free), survived. It was quite good and is also a Museum, or. Churaumi Aquarium, Kouri island and surroundings we are.
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  • This is a tidy, well-groomed site. We walked under trees and enjoyed ocean views with a gentle breeze blowing. Historical references were in English. I read all but did not get a clear sense of clan o...  more »
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  • Finally visited this place! The location was easy to find and has plenty of parking. There was a fee of ¥400 per person but the price is reasonable. Lots of great views. Everyone should go and see the castle ruins of this island not just the tourists.
  • Cool historical sight. Sadly most of its destroyed so you need a lot of imagination to enjoy
  • If you are interested in the history of Okinawa or willing to see a great view from the top of the castle, you should not skip this spot.
  • Unesco world heritage site. Must-see in Okinawa
  • Visited here in early January , not peak time to visit Okinawa but i really wanted to see some Cherry Blossoms and this was my best bet. i was staying in Okinawa so had to take a bus up to the castle. if you are in Okinawa without a car then the Yanbaru Express Bus will get you from Naha to the bottom of the hill where the remains are, make sure you check the bus times as it's not very frequent and to plan a visit without too many delays it's best to have the times. when i visited there was a shuttle bust that will take you up the hill close to the entry to the remains but i'm not sure if it is always there or just during cherry blossom season. there isn't much left of the castle but the view from the top of the hill is really impressive and when the Cherry blossom is in full bloom it's a great place to visit, not sure i would recommend it in off season but if you are in the area i think it's still worth a peak.
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