Ryutan Site

Ryutan Site, Naha: Hours, Address, Ryutan Site Reviews: 4/5

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Ming W
Singapore, Singapore441 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
Stumbled here by accident after a visit to Shuri Castle. Didn't realise it was popular enough to actually be an entry on TripAdvisor, especially given the fact that there was not a single other person around the whole time I was here (about 45min). There are no signs directing people here either, and the entrance is a very inconspicuous flight of stone steps. This short path ends on the main road. Walking here was exceedingly calming, definitely appreciated after the crowds at the Shuri Castle.
Written March 22, 2014
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RyukyuMike
Kin-cho, Japan959 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
A great way to avoid traffic on the way to Shuri Castle, is to walk around Ryutan Pond. Parking is convenient, reasonable and your vehicle is secure. Before reaching the main entrance to Shuri, look for a Lawson's Convenience store. Parking lots are available behind and, on both sides of Lawson's, Then, if you enjoy taking photos, bring along a camera. There's wildlife to observe in the pond and plenty of shade as you walk towards the castle. No entrance fee for access and there are drink machines, restrooms and park benches along the way. I even enjoy visiting at night, when the castle is closed but, lighted. You can get some terrific photos. Highly recommended to all my friends visiting Shuri.
Written May 16, 2013
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Angelina_Red
Washington DC, DC29 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
This was a tranquil area where there were almost no people. It is easily accessible either before or after your visit to Shuri Castle and costs no extra. It is on the Shuri Castle map you are given with the entrance fee and is easy to find.
Written June 5, 2016
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Tanaka G
Tokyo422 contributions
After the Shurijo Castle tour we found the perfect place for some quiet time. We watched the ducks take a bath, we fed them some bread brought from home. The ducks were friendly enough to eat from your hand but not comfortable being petted.
Written December 19, 2014
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junyoung
23 contributions
It was good time in there
There were duck family.. Baby duck was very cute ~!!!^^
Written May 31, 2014
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Walking from Shuri Monorail Station towards the main entrance to Shurijo Castle Park you get the first (and probably the best) view of Shurijo Castle from across the waters of Ryutan Pond. The body of water narrowing towards the Castle rising behind lends a certain majesty to the vista, in the same way a tree-lined drive to a European stately home does.
Pausing to take photographs of the Castle here, you can't help but notice the abundance of wildlife in and around the water; from the koi fish swimming in the Pond to the herons wading and the numerous breeds of duck ambling about the far side but it wasn't until I descended from the Castle later in the day that I got the opportunity to get close-up to the Pond on the far side. Exiting the Castle I passed around the back of Ryutan Pond between Engachi Pond and the Benzaitendo Shrine before exiting the Castle Park. Lots of colourful and extremely tame ducks lazing around the edges of the water there!
Written March 17, 2019
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WhaleB
Singapore, Singapore108 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Just a short walk from Shuri Castle. Not exactly much to see but it’s a nice place to relax if the weather is good.
Written February 6, 2019
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daviddang500
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed walking around this pod after visiting the Shuri Castle. It was a very peaceful walk for 30 minutes and also enjoyed to see small animals such as ducks and turtles.
Written April 17, 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Sprawling park sitting at the foot of Shurijo Castle. The grounds include a large pond (with lots of ducks), walking pathways and numerous historical sites such as a shrine built atop a pond, an ancient temple, the remains of underground wartime tunnels, an impressive stone bridge and several informative historical markers. The surrounding neighborhood is quite pleasant and full of quiet streets, cafes and restaurants.
Written March 10, 2018
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Alice C
Hong Kong, China473 contributions
Feb 2018
Ryutan, literally means Dragon Lake, was a man-made lake built in the 15th century. State banquets with foreign delegates were used to be held on dragon boats sailing on the lake. It is now part of the Shuri Castle Park. Don't just rush to see the castle and leave. Take some time to have a stroll in the park. Ryutan's serene beauty is not going to let you down. And the historical sites found within the park, like the site of Enkaku-ji, will let you know more about the history of the bygone kingdom.
Written February 24, 2018
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