Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Kitanakagusuku-son

Listed as one of the 100 famous castles of Japan, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, the ruined Nakagusuku Castle Ruins offers visitors tangible a history of the Ryukyu kingdom. Though the exact date of its founding remains unknown, legendary Ryukyuan commander Gosamaru was the last governor of the castle in the middle of the 15th century. Observe impressive architecture, with walls built following the contours of the land. From this mountain-top fortification, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Nakagusuku Bay. Bring along your camera, as the sprawling site offers many photo opportunities. Nakagusuku Castle Ruins is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • We visited on a week day in mid March - without not so many tourists at a mild temperature it was a comfortable visit. Despite located in an elevated place, it could be scorching hot during...  more »
  • We drove to this venue in order to visit the ruins. It was a lovely day and the promenade was nice. The ruins were interesting and the views colorful. Nice pictures. Bring comfortable shoes.  more »
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  • My wife and I loved it here. We got a lot of great photos throughout the ruins. Free parking (but limited) and only a few hundred yen for admission price. Well worth it if you like walking through history.
  • A beautifully preserved castle with many nooks and crannies to explore. We had fun climbing the stone steps and walls. The view from the top of the Pacific ocean is stunning. A worthwhile detour.

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