Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, Kitanakagusuku-son

4.4
#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Nakagami-gun
Listed as one of the 100 famous castles of Japan, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, the ruined Nakagusuku Castle Ruins offers visitors tangible a history of the Ryukyu kingdom. Though the exact date of its founding remains unknown, legendary Ryukyuan commander Gosamaru was the last governor of the castle in the middle of the 15th century. Observe impressive architecture, with walls built following the contours of the land. From this mountain-top fortification, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Nakagusuku Bay. Bring along your camera, as the sprawling site offers many photo opportunities. Nakagusuku Castle Ruins is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kitanakagusuku-son Edition.
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  • I went there two days after the Shuri Castle fire. I also saw a school excursion student who came in place of Shuri Castle. Parking is free and there are plenty of parking spaces. The entrance fee was discounted when I presented the ION card, and it became 100 yen cheaper. He took me to the highest position in the free cart. The view from here overlooks the east coast of the main island and the underwater road was seen in the distance. It is a superb view more than I imagined. I was able to return to the entrance where I paid the entrance after about 40 minutes while visiting several castles. It is a spot that can be enjoyed enough considering that the parking lot is large and free, there is a free cart, and the scenery can be enjoyed. I can recommend it.
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  • I went instead of Shuri Castle, but it is located on a hill with a practical castle used for the battle, with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean to the east and the East China Sea to the west. Ishigumi is very beautiful and I'm glad I went there. However, it is recommended to use the cart because the slope is tight.
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  • My wife and I loved it here. We got a lot of great photos throughout the ruins. Free parking (but limited) and only a few hundred yen for admission price. Well worth it if you like walking through history.
  • A beautifully preserved castle with many nooks and crannies to explore. We had fun climbing the stone steps and walls. The view from the top of the Pacific ocean is stunning. A worthwhile detour.
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