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Zakimi Castle, Yomitan-son
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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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  • Conquer the Castle has become a world heritage site now visit Nakijin castle ruins, excellent scenery, so the extended leg to zakimi. Ryukyu limestone stacked stone wall is very beautiful, brilliant stuff. Reminiscent of Laputa Castle in the sky.
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  • Ishigaki beauty is worth seeing there. Free to a world heritage site does not claim too much, but I got to see what's this beauty would be orderly. Mata Bickle to overlooking Gulli and city and ocean views. Treats the Guidebook wasn't great, but I was good to go.
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  • It is welcome in gusuku has become a world heritage site in Okinawa can be seen free of charge. It is excellent views overlooking the city.
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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.