LOCATION: 20 minute walk from the Monorail Station (of the same name). Easy to find as signposted and lots of other people going there too! Alternatively, there are taxis located outside the monorail station that will take you there in for 500 yen.
It is also accessible by bus. City buses 1, 14 or 17 or outer city bus 46. Get off at the "Shurijo Koen Iriguchi" bus stop.
PARKING: Available in underground parking lot. Large Vehicle 940 yen, small vehicle 310 yen.
COST: Adult 800 yen, Senior High School Students 600 yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 300 yen. Under 6 years old - Free.
OPENING HOURS: April to June 8:30-19:00 (last entry 18:30), Jul to Sept 8:30 to 20:00 (last entry 19:30), Oct-Nov 8:30-19:00 (last entry 18:30), Dec-Mar 8:30-18:00 (last entry 17:30).
CLOSED: First Wednesday and Thursday of July every year.
FACILITIES: Tea Room, Baby Change Room, Cafe, Restaurant, Gift Shop
OPINION: To be honest I was a disappointed. It was all too "new" for my liking. I am Scottish and love authentic castles. However unfortunately this castle was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 and rebuild in 1992.
There are wheelchair/pushchair ramps scattered around. However, once you go into the main castle building there are few elevators available. At times it is necessary to take your baby out and lift them up stairs - or struggle to take it up with you (for example the throne room). However, the staff are lovely and volunteer to help! I presume these areas would be simply inaccessible for wheelchair users.
There are however great views to be had from their lookout stations. Gardens are also nice to wander around in. The staff are lovely and a few of them speak excellent English.
There is quite a bit of English explanations available however the videos (explaining how the castle was restored are only available in Japanese) and the labels/explanations concerning the items in the exhibition room are also only in Japanese.
There is a stamp challenge for children which involves them getting stamps at various points around the castle. 11 stamps = special Okinawa stickers!
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