Head up the limestone hills to admire the design and history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built around the turn of the 14th century CE, the castle had what has often been called its "golden age" during the middle of the 15th century, when it was ruled by Lord Amawari, a leader who had risen from poverty and adversity to a position of great power. Learn about the history of the site from a number of panels dotted around the ruins, and take a few moments to admire the extensive coastal views offered from this point, 98 m (322 ft) above sea level. Before you head to Uruma, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Uruma tour itinerary maker website, to make sure you see all that Uruma has to offer, including Katsuren Castle Ruins.
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Closed! Because of covid they think is better to close an open-air attraction. Don't waste your time. Zakimi castle is open instead.
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Make sure you have sneakers because some parts are paved but others are not. Depending on time of day you visit, make sure you have water and don’t forget sunscreen and a hat
Make sure you have sneakers because some parts are paved but others are not. Depending on time of day you visit, make sure you have water and don’t forget sunscreen and a hat more »
One of Okinawa's UNESCO World Heritage sites, Katsuren Castle offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Set on a hilltop, the grounds showcase the history of the region. The ruins are well-maintained and provide walking trails, interpretive signage, and beautiful landscaping. Parking is across the street from the ruins complex, and there's a small gift shop with snacks and drinks available for visitors. If you're ever in Okinawa, this is one of the must-see destinations to learn a bit about the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom.
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