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Katsuren Castle Ruins (勝連城跡)

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Castle / Ruins of Castle

Amawari is said to have brought prosperity to Katsuren in the 15th century, and this is the castle where he resided. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2000. It stands on a hill between 60 and 98 meters above sea level, and it makes clever use of the natural cliff, featuring walls that form a graceful curve. The “Ichi-no Kuruwa (1st enclosure) ,” the highest point, offers an amazing view of the mountains and outlying islands that surround Kin Bay.

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Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Katsurenhaebaru 3908 (Central Okinawa / Western CoastArea)

phone 0989787373
place

9:00-18:00
[Uruma City Specialty Store Uruma] 9:00-17:00

Review of Katsuren Castle Ruins

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/25 Stunning Stonework and Beautiful Location
Like most things in Okinawa it really pays to have a hire car to visit. It is possible via public transport but it will take you some time to get there from Naha. Its a beautiful castle ruins with...
Reviewed:2019/12/23 Steep climb, nice views
The castle is most famous as the seat of Lord Amawari during the 15th century. According to legend, Amawari was a sickly child that got abandoned in the mountains to die. However, the child survived...
Reviewed:2019/12/20 Worth the climb!
We had visited many other castle ruins before this, but this UNESCO World Heritage site is our favourite.

There is a free car park and tourist information centre opposite the castle ruins...

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Address
Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Katsurenhaebaru 3908 [map]
Area
Central Okinawa / Western CoastArea
Phone
0989787373
Hours
9:00-18:00
[Uruma City Specialty Store Uruma] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(45spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Smoking
Available (Ashtray Available only outside the rest area)
Wi-Fi
Available (However, it is available that it is difficult to connect depending on the model)
Note
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
No (Admission may be restricted without notice during stormy weather, etc.)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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