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Shuri Castle首里城公園

Castle / Ruins of Castle

Shuri Castle is a former residence of the kings of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was burnt and lost at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 but restored in 1992 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. In 2000, it was registered as a World Heritage Site as one of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu. It is located on top of a hill and is famous as a picturesque place as you can enjoy a panoramic view of Naha City. As it is illuminated in the evening, you can enjoy a magical Shuri Castle which is different from during the daytime.


Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shuritounokurachou 3-1 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0988862020

[Apr.-June] 8:30-19:00
[July-Sep.] 8:30-20:00
[Oct.-Nov.] 8:30-19:00
[Dec.-Mar.] 8:30-18:00 ¥ * Admission ticket sales DeadlineHours 30 minutes closing

Review of Shurijo Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/01 It is worth the time and the climb to visit
I took my public transportation there. As a tip the castle is situated on top of a hill. We took a taxi there but walked down hill to Gibo station after the visit. A climb uphill would have been very...
Reviewed:2018/11/18 Worth a visit
The entire place is well organized. Inside the palace, there is a path that you just have to follow to tour the entire palace. The palace is orderly and clean, we have to take off our shoes (so be...
Reviewed:2018/11/17 Untimely Visit
Castle frontage was undergoing repair works. Knew about it after paying the 820Yen entrance fees and going into the castle grounds. Otherwise, it was about a 30mins tour. Tick in the box!

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Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shuritounokurachou 3-1 [ map ]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
[Apr.-June] 8:30-19:00
[July-Sep.] 8:30-20:00
[Oct.-Nov.] 8:30-19:00
[Dec.-Mar.] 8:30-18:00 ¥ * Admission ticket sales DeadlineHours 30 minutes closing
Every year, July. 1st Wednesday and The next day are Days closed.
Admission fee is required
* Areas such as the main shrine, the south hall/bansho, the shoin/chain space, the Huang Friday palace, the donation/study place, the Okushoin, the north hall, the Fukjinmon, etc. are Charge, but other places Admission to is free.
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Not available (Available at sales offices and shops in Shurijo Castle Park)
[Shurijo Castle Park Management Center] 098-886-2020

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