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Shurijo Castle

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Address: 1-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha 903-0815, Okinawa Prefecture
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It's best to go when it's not too hot and humid outside or the bugs will eat you up! This castle is relaxing and beautiful and if you arrive at the right time you can see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love going to Shuri castle. It's one of the big, well known ones around the area, but for a good reason. The outside is amazing to look at and take photos. They also have where you can go inside and walk around, which is super neat. It's definitely a very fun experience, we've even done it twice so far.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While buildings are not the originals, they are built in exactly the same spot and design. Apparently the castle buildings were destroyed by fire a couple of times and during the Battle of Okinawa. Regardless, this is an excellent reproduction and provides a good review of history.

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Thank joeinfx
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's best to go when it's not too hot and humid outside or the bugs will eat you up! This castle is relaxing and beautiful and if you arrive at the right time you can see the traditional dance at the top. You must visit if you come to Okinawa.

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Bangkok
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Shurijo Castle was the highlight of our tip to Okinawa. It's history is fascinating, its reconstruction after the defense of Okinawa destruction is authentic, climbing the hill and walking the battlements excellerating. But the highlight of the time was to drop in to the Princes Tea Room, reasonably priced, and served in traditional style and charm, if your going... More 

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Thank Clive Frederick C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reconstruction of Ryuku era castle/palace. Very scenic. Lots of hills and walking required. Good information displays in the palace and near gift shop. Tea shop in palace serves tea and traditional Okinawan pastries; nice pit stop during castle tour. the castle is a significant walk from the Yuri rail Shurijo station; look for taxis outside the station that will take... More 

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Thank terryh712
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a nice castle but compared to the others in Japan it does look cheap. I was a little disappointed but the inside still looked nice and the geisha that you may see there if you go was lovely to watch

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Thank Matt E
Nikko, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park, lots of history, great information displays. There is a fun rubber stamp collecting activity as you walk through the site. A little bit of a walk from the monorail station.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the place where the kings of the previous Ryukyu Kingdom resided. It is not difficult to reach there by pubic transport: take the Yui rail to the last station (Shurijo Castle) and the walk from there would take about 10 min. This castle was constructed in the 14th century. While it is a distinctively Ryukyuan structure, it reflected... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good museum for children 3+, there's quite a bit of walking on the grounds, uneven at times and the steps are hard to maneuver but a family can spend a relaxing morning or afternoon exploring the castle grounds. Inside the castle and some of the surrounding buildings are short exhibits that children will enjoy and likely rush... More 

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Xinbei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the castle admission fee is a little on the the expensive side; but for some it may be worthwhile; the surroundings are well worth exploring and if you do the castle save as much time for the park area and lakes etc. - they seem to be less frequented which was a pleasant surprise

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