Nakijin Castle Remains

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Nakijin Castle Remains

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Nakijin Castle Remains

A long time ago, the Ryukyus were divided in three kingdoms. One of these kingdoms was the Hokuzan kingdom located in northern Okinawa and ruled from Nakijin Castle.
Elevated on a 90-100-meter high hill, the castle is set on a ravine and is 70-80m long from north to east. Ramparts made of Ryukyuan limestone are 3-8 meters in height with a total length exceeding 1.5 km. The castle has eight enclosures, and a lovely stone pavement road goes from the castle entrance to the main enclosure.

[References]
Designated a national historic site on May 15 1972.
Inscribed on the Register of World Heritage Sites in December 2000 as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”

Facility Information
Elevated on a 90-100-meter high hill, the sole castle that dates from the former northern Okinawa kingdom
Closed
Open year round
Price
Adult:400JPY
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 300JPY
Children under elementary school students): Free
Address
Hantabaru Imadomari,Nakijin-Village, Okinawa Prefecture
Transportation Access
Approximately 60min. from Okinawa Expressway: Kyoda I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 15min. from Nearest bus stop: Nakijin Jo Ato by Walk