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Address: 5101 Imadomari, Kunigami-gun, Nakijin-son 905-0428, Okinawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 980-56-4400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Old walls

This World Heritage site was a castle in ancient times but today all that is left are parts of the surrounding stone walls and some outlines of where the houses were. Entry fee... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
OlddogHK
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This World Heritage site was a castle in ancient times but today all that is left are parts of the surrounding stone walls and some outlines of where the houses were. Entry fee was 400 Yen per head.

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Tokyo, Japan
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115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

An interesting attraction close to the Aquarium, Nakijin Castle Remains is an Unesco World Heritage. A bit disappointing for those looking for breathtaking ruins - there is nothing left of the original castle - only the surrounding walls, which resembles the Great Wall of China, and a small shrine (built later, I guess). At least it has a nice panoramic... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very simple and beautiful. Will take you about 30 to 45 minutes to see. Has some over loping views of the ocean. Definitely enjoyed the castle remains.

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Thank seahorseVT
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to see! Only 400 yen to see the ruins. Just a simple hike to the top and you're done. The view from the top is incredible. The signage is in English as well so if you can't read Japanese you're good. We went on a very blustery afternoon and it was perfect! Felt like you're... More 

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Thank Scott C
Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place is one of the world heritage, that is the main reason we visited this place! Alot of walking required (manageable for young adults). The view was stunning and the wind cool us down abit, since it was pretty hot and sweating walking all the way up. Good place for photo-taking!

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Thank LeylaHuang
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Our family toured here as a North Okinawa tour. The castle has some nice views and probably fantastic when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. I really enjoyed the small museum associated with the castle too.

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Okinawa, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

So I went there to see the cherry blossoms and it was nice. As far as the ruins, there isn't much left but some walls. The view is beautiful like most castles. It will cost you Y400 to get in but it also allows you to go through the small museum that has a lot of pottery discovered on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

There's a really nice view at the top but that's the most you get out of coming here. The climb up to the top of the castle ruins is not friendly for kids or elderly. The paths are very uneven and the steps are large and steep. The steps are also very rocky and you can trip over easily, so... More 

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Thank Grace Y
Kazuno, Japan
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you're going to the aquarium, good place to stop by for a walk around the ruins. I'm sure it's beautiful in the spring with cherry blossom trees lining the path!

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Thank Y0Z
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

This place was part of the tour on the day I joined. It's almost look like a little "Great Wall", with Lilies growing wild everywhere in this month, can look quite charming. Since it is a ruin, there is not much else but just rocks everywhere, but it gives you a nice view at the top. Wear comfortable shoes to... More 

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