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Address: 503 Ogusuku, Nakagami-gun, Kitanakagusuku-son 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-935-5719

Nakagusuku Castle is visible evidence of the Ryukyu kingdom and is a...

Nakagusuku Castle is visible evidence of the Ryukyu kingdom and is a perfect reflection of that period of time in Okinawa’s history.The natural rocks and the land surrounding the castle are in perfect harmony with the curving walls, this amazing feat allows us to appreciate the masonry skills of this ancient time.

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Absolutely breathtaking!

This site is beautiful and much more than what I was expecting. It is very well kept and the staff is very friendly. I plan to visit again soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Elizabeth C
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This site is beautiful and much more than what I was expecting. It is very well kept and the staff is very friendly. I plan to visit again soon!

Thank Elizabeth C
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The castle is a unique example of a Japanese fortress built before the age of gun powder. You can walk almost anywhere you want. Because the castle is situated on top of a mountain, the views of the island are wonderful. It is not crowded. Beyond the castle are the ruins of a haunted hotel. Check out the list of... More 

Thank BB55Fan
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visiting castle sites in Okinawa always mean a lot of climbing slopes, this one was no different. Steep steps down to the well site that was walled into the castle grounds after the original castle walls were built to safeguard the water supply. Not as "touristy" as some other sites, no souvenir shops on site, just the usual vending machines... More 

Thank Bernadette D
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing, there are only walls left but the air up there is really nice, please go and walk around there, after that make sure to visit the Nakamura Old House :)

Thank Keller C
Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

maybe because the bad weather, we could not spend much time discover this place. but for those who travel with little kids or elderly people, it's not very suitable since there are mostly steps and not good for trolleys or wheelchairs.

Thank Landscape C
Bali, Indonesia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of the better-preserved ruins on Okinawa island, Nakagusuku is easily accessible and offers wonderful ocean views in exchange for a small ticket fee and a short uphill walk.

Thank VivienneTseng
Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ruins to see. Takes about 45 minutes to see everything. Has some amazing views. Affordable and was an easy walk.

Thank seahorseVT
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was definitely a wonderful spot. It was so much bigger than we thought it was, the exploring was ongoing. I'm also a photographer, so I loved that aspect of it. But it has GORGEOUS views and you even get to climb to the top of the castle, which of course is a breathtaking sight. It's definitely worth the visit.... More 

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Uster, Switzerland
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

on our way to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, we stop at this site, small and easy to walk around has a great view and there was a staff member who was very informed to told us about the small temple and other interesting things about the ruins. Very glad that we stopped there.

Thank Marquita B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this site on a whim and were so glad we did! It had the right mix of preservation and places that were a little more Indiana jones with amazing views of the island and sea views. Definitely a must visit on Okinawa

Thank Kath M

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