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Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

503 Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-935-5719
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Beautiful Ruins with Spectacular Views

We visited the castle on a rainy and windy day, which was an ideal time to visit because there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
164lovestotravel
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Bothell
Exploring Okinawin History

My wife and I were visiting our son who was stationed on the island and had never been to these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike L
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Salisbury, Maryland
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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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503 Ogusuku, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun 901-2314, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I would say ruins aren't my thing, but I visited and could imagine how life was to some extent. This isn't as well annotated along the way as Katsuren, so I am glad I was there first to understand life in these castles and the...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This is a gusk(castle)located in the middle part of Okinawa. You can see the stone walls piled up in 3 ways.First is Nozura-tsumi,most primitive method is just piled up stones without process. Second is Nuno-tsumi, third is Aikata-tsumi, both used the stones with having processed....More

Thank RabbitMan41
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The history and path are a little tough to follow--it is best to go past the ticket entry and along a wide path until you reach the front entranceway. There isn't a great method of working your way through the ruins--some areas have been blocked...More

Thank dorifuta
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Michael Z
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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.
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