Shureimon Gate

Shureimon Gate


Shureimon is the second of Shuri Castle’s main gates. Built in the 16th century, the four Chinese characters ”Shu rei no kuni”, or Land of Propriety, framed on the gate were added later. The structure of the gate is similar to that of Chinese three-bay turret gates and is covered with a red hip-and-gable tiled roof. The main columns are 7.94 meters apart. The top layer of the gate is 7.05 meters high, and the lower layer 5.11 meters. The 4 pillars stand on foundation stones, while they are supported on front and back by slanting accessory pillars for better stability.

Facility Information
The second gate of Shuri Castle, where the four Chinese characters Land of Propriety are inscribed
Shuri Tounokura,Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 903-0812
Transportation Access
Approximately 20 min. from Okinawa Expressway: Naha I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 3 min. from Nearest bus stop: Shurijo Koen Iriguchi by Walk

Approximately 15 min. from Okinawa Urban Monorail: Syuri or Gibo station by Walk