Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakijin-son

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
Visit the ruins of Nakijin Castle Ruins, a 14th-century Ryukyuan castle and part of a World Heritage Site. Destroyed by the Japanese in the 1609 invasion of Okinawa, the ruins were abandoned. Nowadays, you can explore the imposing stone walls of the former castle, spread out across the lush forested hills, or visit the small museum that displays artifacts found on the premises. From the hilltop ruin site, you can enjoy scenic views of the East China Sea. Before you head to Nakijin-son, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nakijin-son day trip planner, to make sure you see all that Nakijin-son has to offer, including Nakijin Castle Ruins.
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  • We visited this castle ruin as we happened to be in Nago area and made it one of our places to visit. We drove from Bise Fukugi Tree Road to here. It was quite a walk with lots of steps to climb so...  more »
  • I planned to visit Nakijin Castle, but intentionally, I did not do much research prior to. When I got to the site, it was mid-February, and most of the cherry blossom were done, but still had some...  more »
  • Superb place with stunning views and also sakura blossoming. Something to consider if you are in the area! If you come on sundays, there seemed to be a magic show which was free as well! Splendid!
  • Not a big castle, and it was raining so we didn't spend much time here. We were there on 9th February 2019, when there was the cherry blossom festival, but there weren't many shops that impressed us. But the view was fantastic and the sakura was beautiful.

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