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Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

503 Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-935-5719
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Interesting- and a view!

I went with our family on a very warm, summer afternoon. The employees were very kind. They didn't... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
mrockphoto
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
via mobile
Do visit the hotel ruins too!

This place has breathtaking views and a great atmosphere. It's a bit off the beaten path so... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Powerpill
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Budapest, Hungary
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Nakagusuku Castle is visible evidence of the Ryukyu kingdom and is a perfect reflection of that period of time in Okinawa’s history.The natural rocks and the land surrounding the castle are in perfect harmony with the curving walls, this amazing feat allows us to appreciate the masonry skills of this ancient time.
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible0%
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503 Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-935-5719
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I went with our family on a very warm, summer afternoon. The employees were very kind. They didn't speak English but were prepared for English speakers with brochures and gestures. The parking lot is at the base of a hill. After a short walk, there...More

Thank mrockphoto
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place has breathtaking views and a great atmosphere. It's a bit off the beaten path so accessing it by public transportation is a bit tricky and time-consuming but it's well worth it. What made this visit absolutely memorable was the visit to the hotel...More

Thank Powerpill
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I waited for my family to come, from the States, to explore the castle closest to my home. The admission fee of 400 yen was reasonable. The grounds were lovely as we wandered around. We each had different perspectives. My one brother marveled at the...More

Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This site is beautiful and much more than what I was expecting. It is very well kept and the staff is very friendly. I plan to visit again soon!

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The castle is a unique example of a Japanese fortress built before the age of gun powder. You can walk almost anywhere you want. Because the castle is situated on top of a mountain, the views of the island are wonderful. It is not crowded....More

Thank BB55Fan
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visiting castle sites in Okinawa always mean a lot of climbing slopes, this one was no different. Steep steps down to the well site that was walled into the castle grounds after the original castle walls were built to safeguard the water supply. Not as...More

Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing, there are only walls left but the air up there is really nice, please go and walk around there, after that make sure to visit the Nakamura Old House :)

Thank Keller C
Reviewed 6 December 2016

maybe because the bad weather, we could not spend much time discover this place. but for those who travel with little kids or elderly people, it's not very suitable since there are mostly steps and not good for trolleys or wheelchairs.

Thank Landscape C
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of the better-preserved ruins on Okinawa island, Nakagusuku is easily accessible and offers wonderful ocean views in exchange for a small ticket fee and a short uphill walk.

Thank VivienneTseng
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ruins to see. Takes about 45 minutes to see everything. Has some amazing views. Affordable and was an easy walk.

Thank seahorseVT
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