Katsuren Castle Ruins, Uruma

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Head up the limestone hills to admire the design and history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built around the turn of the 14th century CE, the castle had what has often been called its "golden age" during the middle of the 15th century, when it was ruled by Lord Amawari, a leader who had risen from poverty and adversity to a position of great power. Learn about the history of the site from a number of panels dotted around the ruins, and take a few moments to admire the extensive coastal views offered from this point, 98 m (322 ft) above sea level. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Katsuren Castle Ruins and many more Uruma attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Uruma holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    One of the most beautiful visits to Okinawa for the 360 degree view of the peninsula and the richness of the explanations on the panels along the way. Festivities are expected to end of August.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Katsuren Castle is located on a hill, the further a walled staircase is a nice gradient. I wrote to sweat. Castles of Okinawa feel walled castle is Castle located on a hill overlooking the under. Summit was not is a 360-degree view. It is a pity because it appeared sea road, unfortunately the weather was not good. Parked in a parking lot, walk the path leads up the Hill. Also the toilet. Lunch was a little eat in the car, took a break. There were people eating on the bench with the roof in the parking lot. It seemed to be a foreign people. I guess looks very beautiful scenery and good weather to go.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Like floating in the sky appear and go up the hill from the parking lot of the Castle katsuren castle ruins in stone masonry Castle is magnificent. It is a short sea side and occupied both great views up and down the Crown of lookout. It is recommended, and is free.
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Several resorts and mid-range hotels dot the coast of Uruma, or lie on one of its offshore islands. You can also find a number of budget-friendly lodgings nearby. Most establishments offer cozy, private rooms, indoor or outdoor pools, and spa treatments. Some visitors opt to stay outside of town at one of the bustling resorts on Okinawa's coast, overlooking the South China Sea.
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