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Shurijo Castle

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Address: 1-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha 903-0815, Okinawa Prefecture
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The Historical Site to Visit in Okinawa

This is the site of the old palace and administrative centre of the Ryukyu Kindom in the 14th century. The palace was largely destroyed in the Second World War, re-constructed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cletus L
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Hong Kong, China

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shurijo Castle in Okinawa is a wonderful place to visit. My wife and I learned a lot about the history of Okinawa, which even though it's a part of Japan it hasn't always been. Go - you won't be disappointed!

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old castle. We went at a very busy season, staffs can be a big more welcoming. The best thing about this castle is the really delicious Okinawa cookies and tea at 310 Yen. Very smart to keep the price reasonable and affordable.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to go over the New Year period as from the 1st to 3rd January there are arranged activities such as traditional opera and reenactments. The restoration, that has only recently been done, has made it a good place to see how the castle was and you get a good historical lesson on how they lived there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit and to relax while in Okinawa. Beautiful views and great place to take good pictures to send back home. Also. If you are a history buff. I'm sure that you will enjoy the history behind this castle. We recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic site in Okinawa. Must do. Can understand a lot about Okinawa history from this site. Very popular with tourists. Need to pay to enter castle grounds

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit. We took the monorail and walked, but in the heat of summer you might want to take a bus.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shurijo Castle is newly reconstructed and only very little still remains of the original building. Given the destructive wars this is understandable but disappointing nevertheless. You just wander through mostly empty rooms and given the newness, the whole things feels a bit like a theme park in DisneyWorld. I would not set more than an hour aside for this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed shurijo castle and the surrounding a lot. We were there for 2,5 hours enjoying the peaceful surroundings. The inside was also very majestic. I would say that it's worth the 835¥ we paid per person. If you want to enjoy the culture of Okinawa then you should definitely go here!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the site of the old palace and administrative centre of the Ryukyu Kindom in the 14th century. The palace was largely destroyed in the Second World War, re-constructed in its current form in the 1990s, and has since been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. The palace gives a good insight into court life in the Ryukyu Kingdom... More 

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Sendai, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history involved at this site was really interesting, and if you like walking and steps, you will enjoy your time here. Be sure to collect all the stamps (you get a prize at the end) just for fun!

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