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Zakimi Castle, Yomitan-son

(4.2/5 based on 300+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Went on Saturday, but the tourists to wander and quiet at least stone walls and around! I felt it not taking the admission fee, but are tight, clean and maintain.
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  • In Okinawa's gusuku (castles) and its related sites collectively registered world heritage sites, one wall has a good condition. While no fixed admission time free of charge, so even free subway glamour car parking is also free
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  • I really enjoyed my visit. Just to be able to wander around. Plenty of parking and easy access. There weren't many folks  more »
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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.