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Katsuren castle is very impressive, well worth a visit. It's quite big, and climbs up quite high in a commanding location. There's an impressive sweep to it as you approach, more so than almost all the other castles I've visited on the island.
This is a great site for a visit. Be prepared to climb steep stairs if going to the top. Great views. Shop at bottom of hill has great info. Talked to one of the gentlemen who gives tours and learned so much more. Still in...More
This is a relatively well preserved castle site in a beautiful area. Although the castle buildings are gone a number of features and walls are still in place and there is good multilingual signage.
It took us about an hour to get up and down,...More
Before this trip, I was expecting something grand and big. But, it was quite of the opposite. Despite that, this castle ruins still offers a strong sense of historical feel and a stunning view when going to the top. I was also lucky to have...More
We had little ones in a stroller which made it a little difficult to get to the very top, you do have to take stairs and some are the ruins stairs that can be a little scary going down. So make sure to take your...More
A good half hour diversion on route to something else but probably not a destination in itself.
There is a little visitor centre with parking at the foot of the hill, inside is some information, artifacts and a model of what the castle used to...More
We spent a Saturday afternoon walking the ruins and learning about local history. It is important to our family to get as much out of our experience here in Okinawa. This ruin has a detailed map by the gift shop of what the castle looked...More