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Shurijo Castle

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Address: 1-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha 903-0815, Okinawa Prefecture
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Beautiful grounds with view of the city

An essential place to visit on your trip to Okinawa, the castle grounds also have panoramic views of the city. It is free to walk around the grounds, but you have to pay to enter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Xanthe C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steeped in world history, cultural significance and architectural beauty this place appeals to all. Once you step on the grounds of Shurijo you are walking into a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 of 11 in Japan) and are transported back through time as you learn of the significance of the site to the economics, politics and culture of the Ryuku... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good re-creation of the castle over old foundations. Nice, but not outstanding. Most of the descriptions are in Japanese only.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a very small castle than expected tons of tourist were there. You cant take any photos in the castle and everything is also translated to English. Great view of the sea though.

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Thank Kaylee K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An essential place to visit on your trip to Okinawa, the castle grounds also have panoramic views of the city. It is free to walk around the grounds, but you have to pay to enter the castle. After your visit here be sure to visit the traditional coral silk dye store down the road called Shuri-Ryusen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Testimony to the splendor of the Ryukyu Kingdom. You can visit the Shurijo Castle Seisdon to see the brilliant colors and stylish structures of the Ryukyu architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit and many interesting sights in the surrounding area, The main buildings are all reconstructions. Easy to find by using the metro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a kind of Castle. However it is different from Castles in mainland Japan. Okinawa was Kingdom in 15 century and directly trade with China. You can feel special atmosphere. I recommend to go there early in the morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not the Forbidden City, but still a very cool 500-year old palace complex of the Ryukyu empire. Very much worth a few hours of your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good cultural experience. You may find it amazing how much of an influence China was. Visitors are required to take off their shoes in the castle (sorts a museum) and most of the areas prohibit photo taking. I think the carpet inside was quite dirty, for my feet started to itch a little (yes even with socks on). You get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds of this castle is huge with many spots for nice photo stop. A definite must visit when in Naha. Best to allocate at least 1-2 hrs to walk around as well.

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