Shuri-jō -Shurijo Castle Park-

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Shuri-jō -Shurijo Castle Park-


Although the precise date of construction is unknown, there are records of it becoming the official residence of the king after unification of the three kingdoms of the island under the First Sho Dynasty early in the 15th century. Shurijo Castle was repaired and expanded by King Sho Shin of the Second Sho Dynasty. Outside the main castle were two gates, one of which was Shureimon. In the ramparts made of quarried Ryukyu limestone can be found the Kankaimon, Zuisen and Hakuginmon gates. In the inner court, the main building Seiden stands with the Nanden (south hall) on its left and the Hokuden (north hall) on its right. Shurijo Castle was destroyed during the war, but part of it has since been reconstructed. In 1992 the area was opened to the public as Shurijo Castle Park. Shurijo Castle is protected and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a treasure of significant cultural or natural importance to the whole world.

Inscribed on the Register of World Heritage Sites in December 2000 as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”

Facility Information
Standing on the high hills of Shuri, the ancient palace of the King of the Ryukyus
Business Hours
Open Hours(Jul.- Sep.): 8:30~20:30
Last entry at 20:00

Open Hours(Dec.- Mar.): 8:30~18:30
Last entry at 18:00
first Wednesday and Thursday of July
Admission Fee(high school students): 600JPY
Group rates(20 or more persons):480yen

Admission Fee(elementary and junior high school students): 300JPY
Group rates(20 or more persons):240yen

Admission Fee(Children 5years and Under): JPY
Free of Charge
1-2, Shuri Kinjyo-Cho, Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 903-0815
Transportation Access
Approximately 15 min. from Okinawa Expressway: Naha I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 5 min. from Nearest bus stop: Shurijo-koen Iriguchi by Walk

Approximately 15 min. from Shuri-Eki Monorail Station by Walk