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Zakimi Castle, Yomitan-son

(4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Head uphill to see Zakimi Castle, part of a World Heritage Site protecting the remnants of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Built by the Chuzan Kingdom in the 15th century as a defense against the rebels of the north, the castle stood as the kingdom defeated its rivals and united the island under the Ryukyu banner. Today, only the stone walls and palisades remain, although their design and structure still capture the imagination. Visit the onsite museum to learn more about the citadel's history, then stroll the grounds and take in the extensive views of the surrounding area. Zakimi Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Yomitan-son Edition.
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  • We added in a visit to this Castle Ruins at the last minute and boy did it not disappoint us! We loved that we could climb above the Castle Ruins to have a panorama view of the surroundings. It was so...  more »
  • This is a nice site but don't go out of your way. The castle walls are large but not much for this site. Nice views of the ocean from the top and we walked back to town. If you're short on time, other...  more »
  • 座喜味是沖繩眾多遺跡當中不用付費的 規模比其他的城跡較小 當中的精緻石造技術和堆砌設計卻相當值得一看 在這邊很好拍照 進入城跡前經過的一片森林蕭瑟有味 
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  • Great view from the castle. Quiet and beautiful place to spend an hour or two
  • There is no castle anymore, just the outer walls really. But it is nice to visit. You also get a good view of the surrounding area from the top of the wall.
  • The view from wall is amazing and the museum was great on the history of Yomitan. The walking paths are mostly paved, uneven ground at the actual ruins. There are outdoor areas to enjoy. Bathrooms nearby along with a play area for kids to run around.
  • Cool to see. But nothing to do.
  • Amazing view of the island, free admission.