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Shurijo Castle Park (Shurijo Castle) (首里城(首里城公園))

 0988862020  Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shurikinjouchou 1-2

The Ryukyu Kingdom existed for 450 years from 1429, and Shuri Castle boasted the glory of the Kingdom and was the center of politics, diplomacy and culture. It was also a symbol of the kingdom. It is said to have high cultural and historical value as its unique architectural style is a fusion of Chinese and Japanese castle fortification culture and the castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. It was destroyed by fire at one stage during World War II, but was restored in 1992 with Shuri Castle Park being opened.


[Opening Hours] open everyday fee area
[. Apr-June] 8:00-19:30
[July-Sep.] 8:00-20:30
[Oct-Nov..] 8:00-19:30
[Dec-Mar..] 8:00-18:30
[opening Hours] toll zone
[Apr-June.] 8:30-19:00
[July-Sep.] 8:30-20:00
[Oct-Nov..] 8:30-19:00
[Dec-Mar..] 8:30-18:00
July.1stWednesday and The next day
[Admission fee gold]
Adults 820 yen, Middle (High School Students) 620 yen, Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students) 310 yen, under the age of 6 Free
Parking Lot

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Review of Shurijo Castle Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/30 Nice Park to Visit
Unlike most places of interests in Okinawa which requires driving, its easy to go to the Shurijo Castle by monorail. The castle ground and park which are free to open to public viewing are sprawling...
Reviewed:2018/11/27 Worth checking out if near Naha
During the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, the structure and a large percentage of Shuri Castle was destroyed and had to be rebuilt; it was then converted into a school campus and later was declared a...
Reviewed:2018/11/05 A must if you are in Naha
The views alone are breathtaking. We were able to take our time and walk through the entire park - warning:weekends are super busy, please adjust for crowds. It is worth the $8 or so entry fee...
Reviewed:2018/09/04 Nice green area to break from the concrete
Green park, very well maintained around castle grounds, free of charge for general public. Few spots offer very good views of castle itself and panoramic vistas of Naha. Not too many visitors, so its...
Reviewed:2018/09/01 A Cultural and Architectural must see!!
The castle is just amazing. It's definitely a must to see the cultural influences during the time period and how it's been preserved until today. Be prepared to walk up hill. once at the top there is...

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