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Nakijin Castle Ruins

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Good side trip after aquarium visit

Given that this is a UNESCO world heritage site and that it is only 7km away from the aquarium, we... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
246StephenC
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Nice sea view from hill

This is just another castle ruins but the view from top is magnificent. Worth to visit and probably... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
EYC10
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5101 Imadomari, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun 905-0428, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

It’s good to see the other part of history of this castle era period. Relaxing and nature 🌺 Besides the castle ruins stands the Nakijin Village History and Culture Center with a small museum displaying items unearthed on the castle grounds, such as Chinese pottery,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Given that this is a UNESCO world heritage site and that it is only 7km away from the aquarium, we decided to drop by. When we were there, work will still ongoing to unearth the artefacts. There is an air of serenity about the place....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a tidy, well-groomed site. We walked under trees and enjoyed ocean views with a gentle breeze blowing. Historical references were in English. I read all but did not get a clear sense of clan or political development relative to Japan and China during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This is just another castle ruins but the view from top is magnificent. Worth to visit and probably will take maximum 1 hour. There is parking available too. The weather was so hot and prepare to walk uphill for sometime.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Being a UNESCO World Heritage site I was quite keen to visit this castle whilst in Okinawa. Unfortunately it was a rainy day when I was there so the experience wasn't quite as good as it might otherwise have been. The castle is fairly small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved my visit to Nakijin Castle Remains. It was very peaceful and picturesque. Lots of beautiful scenery and places to take photos for families and couples.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The refreshments sold there aren’t great, really bad bitter coffee. However the walk around the UNESCO heritage site is really nice, peaceful, not too long, and has great views. Can spend around 30-40mins here.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We travelled almost 4 hours by local bus from Naha to this ruins and we're disappointed. Compared to the ruins of other countries, this can be a miss. Also would not recommend backpackers to buy the Okinawan tourist bus pass as you will travel on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eve420
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

It was late afternoon when we reached the Ruins and we were glad as it would had been overly sunny in the unsheltered ruins. The walk was Super scenic and it took some imagination to visualise how the castle used to look at. We only...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 685susanh
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Nice walk with beautiful view of the ocean in northern Okinawa. Reasonable signs in English. Well preserved and interesting site

Date of experience: March 2018
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