We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Nice hike, great views, fun for the family

Wide open spaces, interesting architecture, and beautiful views. Our 3 and 7 year olds loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
World Heritage site

One of the beautiful places I visited. Nakagusuku castle is about one hour and half drive from Naha... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 312 reviews
All photos (624)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
See all hours
503 Ogusuku, Nakagami-gun 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-935-5719
Reviews (312)
Filter reviews
51 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stone walls east china sea the pacific ocean original state commodore perry panoramic view walk around unesco world heritage snails wonderful spot entrance fee haunted hotel above sea level century brochure history sites
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide open spaces, interesting architecture, and beautiful views. Our 3 and 7 year olds loved exploring and thoroughly enjoyed the shaved ice at the exit. Great hour/hour and a half activity!

Thank tk101chic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the beautiful places I visited. Nakagusuku castle is about one hour and half drive from Naha airport. The castle is situated on the top of a mountain and provides beautiful view of both Pacific Ocean and East China Sea.

Thank WaqarJ1
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

UNESCO heritage site, there’s not too much left of an original construction though. After ticket purchase, short golf cart ride brings you to a start of a sightseeing route. There are good views of both sites of Okinawa from the top. Most of useful explanation...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We visited the castle on a rainy and windy day, which was an ideal time to visit because there weren’t many other people there, and it allowed us to take our time as we walked through the area. The ruins were divided into six enclosures...More

Thank 164lovestotravel
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My wife and I were visiting our son who was stationed on the island and had never been to these ruins, so we all decided to explore the site. It was actually really nice, the views are spectacular and it isn't very hard to navigate....More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Beautifully preserved castle ruins and worth visiting. It sits high above sea level where you can have a 360 degree view of the ocean. Generally takes you a couple of hours to visit each stop and enclosures of the castle, especially if you enjoy taking...More

Thank phalanxye
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The ruin itself is attractice to explore. It is worth for visit. I really enjoy taking photos so much. And it quite takes time if you like to take photos.

Thank Pleng A
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I quite liked these ruins - somehow felt a little more authentic than Shuri castle which has been almost fully reconstructed. Nakagusuku isn't in such good condition (as it hasn't had the benefit of such extensive reconstruction) but it has great views out over both...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

It's mostly stone walls but the basic plant of the castle is still conserved. With its 150 mt above sea level height, the castle is a great spot for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Thank BUGI_70
Reviewed 29 April 2018

There are 5 UNESCO World Heritage castle ruins in Okinawa – Shuri, Nakagusuku, Katsuren, Zakimi and Nakijin. My family and I were at Naha and had about 4 hours to spare at one castle ruin before we head to the airport. There are two castle...More

Thank SQKrisflyer
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
EM wellness resort Costa Vista Okinawa hotel & spa
339 reviews
2.54 km away
Okinawa Grand Mer Resort
599 reviews
3.57 km away
Hamby Resort
32 reviews
4.73 km away
Araha Resort Arapana
4 reviews
4.80 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,210 nearby restaurants
Gabusoka Shokudo Nakagusuku
11 reviews
1.34 km away
Ploughman's Lunch Bakery
25 reviews
1.51 km away
Sans Souci
29 reviews
1.18 km away
Kozy's Pizza
9 reviews
1.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 196 nearby attractions
Blue Sky
7 reviews
1.41 km away
Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom
391 reviews
3.41 km away
Nakamura Family Resident
105 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michael Z
13 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nessa T | Reviewed this property |
May I suggest you look into a page called U Ride on facebook. Taxis can be expensive. As mentioned in another comment you can also get an international drivers license and rent a car so that you can travel more freely.