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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uruma fast, fun, and easy.
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  • The castle ruins are pretty cool. There is an information centre at the bottom with a car park. The walk to the top is not overly strenuous. The views are 10/10. You can see out over the Pacific Ocean...  more »
  • Very easy to find it , no parking fee , no entrance fee ! Just go there and enjoy the climb ! Hard level climb , so don’t forget to wear a comfortable shoes and bring water  more »
  • It became easy to climb because a new wooden road was able to be done than before. Since there is no shield, you can see the uruma city and the underwater road from side to side when you go up to the top. Some families of the U.S. military were bringing a group of children. I'm glad it's free.
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  • Got there right as the sun set and it was beautiful! Parking is also super easy and spacious, and it's really not that much of a walk uphill because of stairs and what not, but you can really get a feel do what people had to go through to attack this castle. :)
  • My husband proposed to me here in 2017. This is a beautiful place! God is good.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit and admission is free. A bit of steep walking (if you are elderly). Map and walking sticks are available at the office.
  • Nice castle on a hill top. If you are driving, set your google map to Katsuren Castle rest area to get to the carpark
  • I'm a first time visitor here and am impressed by the grounds maintenance. There are bilingual signs to help travelers understand the importance of this site. Once parked, visitors must cross a busy street, and then they will be able to start their long climb to enjoy the views.
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