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  • Address: Shurikinjocho, Naha, Okinawa, Japan

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Shuri Castle Tours

This iconic structure housed royalty during the Sanzan Period in the mid-1300s and later served as the administrative center for the entire region. But between 1609 and World War II this epicenter of culture, history and politics was burned or destroyed multiple times. As a result, the surrounding community came together to rebuild the castle from photographs, drawings and even shared memory. 

Travelers who wander the restored grounds can explore the Stone Gate of Sonohyan-utaki, built during the reign of King Sho Shin. Its ornate details exemplify the mastery of stone working skills exhibited by early masons. The Shikina-en Gardens offer visitors a chance to reflect on the century’s long history of Shuri Castle while walking across the delicate Chinese-style bridge. The tiny islands dotting the quiet pond and impeccable landscape are just part of what makes Shuri Castle a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s worth a visit.

Practical Info

Shuri Castle is located just north of Sakiyama Park in Naha.

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Private Okinawa Custom One-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle, Okinawa, null

Private Okinawa Custom One-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Enjoy a private 9-hour tour of Okinawa, the southernmost part of Japan, by a chartered vehicle accompanied by just your travel companions and driver. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $596.40
Okinawa Private Walking Tour, Okinawa, Custom Private Tours

Okinawa Private Walking Tour

Enjoy with professional and friendly guide Visit Shuri castle, world heritage site, Heiwa street and Makishi Public Market Feel local life and learn ...  Read more

Location: Naha, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00

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