Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nakijin-son

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Visit the ruins of Nakijin Castle Ruins, a 14th-century Ryukyuan castle and part of a World Heritage Site. Destroyed by the Japanese in the 1609 invasion of Okinawa, the ruins were abandoned. Nowadays, you can explore the imposing stone walls of the former castle, spread out across the lush forested hills, or visit the small museum that displays artifacts found on the premises. From the hilltop ruin site, you can enjoy scenic views of the East China Sea. Before you head to Nakijin-son, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nakijin-son day trip planner, to make sure you see all that Nakijin-son has to offer, including Nakijin Castle Ruins.
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  • We visited this castle ruin as we happened to be in Nago area and made it one of our places to visit. We drove from Bise Fukugi Tree Road to here. It was quite a walk with lots of steps to climb so... 
    We visited this castle ruin as we happened to be in Nago area and made it one of our places to visit. We drove from Bise Fukugi Tree Road to here. It was quite a walk with lots of steps to climb so...  more »
  • I planned to visit Nakijin Castle, but intentionally, I did not do much research prior to. When I got to the site, it was mid-February, and most of the cherry blossom were done, but still had some... 
    I planned to visit Nakijin Castle, but intentionally, I did not do much research prior to. When I got to the site, it was mid-February, and most of the cherry blossom were done, but still had some...  more »
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  • This beautiful world heritage sight is a place everyone should visit on Okinawa. The environment is very serene and the hilltop castle has amazing views of historical ruins with a backdrop of the pristine turquoise waters. If you have the opportunity to visit in February when the Sakura is blooming, you will have an even more picturesque view.
  • Nice short walk less than a mile all together. Plenty of parking and nice place to view the cherry blossoms.

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