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Shurijo Castle

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Address: 1-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha 903-0815, Okinawa Prefecture
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Interesting castle, scenic location

This impressively restored castle (it was completely destroyed during the battle of Okinawa in 1945) is probably the top sight in Naha. The various exhibits also provide useful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This impressively restored castle (it was completely destroyed during the battle of Okinawa in 1945) is probably the top sight in Naha. The various exhibits also provide useful insight into the history of the Ryukyu kingdom.

Thank teturtia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a practitioner in Okinawan Shuri-Ryu karate, this castle was a must stop for me while I was in Japan. Shurijo did not disappoint, the grounds were amazing and the upkeep of the castle was great. All the staff we encountered was friendly and very helpful. It did get a bit crowed the first week of July, but it wasn’t... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't even know this place existed till I checked a tour book. Great tour, check out the teahouse in the middle for traditional cookies and tea.

Thank joeyruben
Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on cold blustery day took monorail from Naha city center, easy route. Walked through most of grounds. Informative interpretive signage, directional signs good. Highlight was having tea and cookies in tatami mat tearoom only 3 USD. Sago palms on grounds add exotic flair. Some signs in English others not. Entrance price a bit steep for what seems like minimal... More 

Thank craigheberer
State of Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is one of the best places to visit in Naha. The transport is very easy. You can pick up the monorail in Naha Center.

Thank cintiaitokazu
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find the castle is of different style to other castles in Japan main islands. The style is influenced by China in my opinion. Anyway it is worth the time covering the whole castle compound. You can catch beautiful sunset at the observation deck. Not to miss this one.

Thank JSeng
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This old castle and surrounding park is quite big and well-maintained. While you do not need to pay for the park, you do need to buy a ticket for the castle. I like the fact that they offer a guided path through the castle so you have a chance of seeing most notable things, instead of walking around with no... More 

Thank wife_of_fisherman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This re-built palace would give you a good idea of the history of Okinawa when it was under the prosperous Ryukyu Kingdom. The architecture has a clear influence from both Chinese and Japanese culture. Although not very big, walking around you would feel the wealth of the kingdom then and also being awarded a UNESCO site in 2000, the 11th... More 

Thank Peter C
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most things on Okinawa, the original castle was destroyed in WWII. However, they have done a thoughtful and sensitive job rebuilding the castle so that we can see more than just ruins. The throne room has been very nicely recreated, and the whole complex gives you a feel of what life was like back then. I completed the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a cruise ship and from Okinawa we took the monorail to Shuri Station and walked about 10-15 minutes to the Castle Park. Extraordinary walled castle and magnificent throne room. Like many of the wooden buildings in Japan you had to remove your shoes when entering. When we returned to the monorail station, we discovered this tiny restaurant... More 

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