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Shurijo Castle

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The site it signed fairly well in English. You can imagine the Ryukyu kings holding court. It's very popular and there's a lot of people around you rushing through. You can spend several hours (slowly) inside the castle and also the free park area if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sakura_wingz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy 15 walk from Suri train station, really nice grounds which are free to get in, the only entrance fee is 840 yen to get into the castle portion, and many foot paths behind as well. Nice views from the very top. Helpful staff, well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see place for sure, we were lucky to have a really good guide who spoke perfect English and had a clear understanding of the history of the site. One thing to remember is wear easy to remove shoes as you need...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to watch your route. Then you will find the way back easy! The outside of the castle is in reconstruction. Therefore no good pictures were possible to take. The park is nice and once can do a relax walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deventernaar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my public transportation there. As a tip the castle is situated on top of a hill. We took a taxi there but walked down hill to Gibo station after the visit. A climb uphill would have been very challenging. A large section of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WoonT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire place is well organized. Inside the palace, there is a path that you just have to follow to tour the entire palace. The palace is orderly and clean, we have to take off our shoes (so be sure to wear socks with no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle frontage was undergoing repair works. Knew about it after paying the 820Yen entrance fees and going into the castle grounds. Otherwise, it was about a 30mins tour. Tick in the box!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keenash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Naha for 2 to 3 days before I headed to north, this place seems worth to go when I looked up in the internet where to go in Naha. Anyway, if you are not into history this is not your cup of tea....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JC125JC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here by car and were immediately guided to our parking spot by multiple traffic attendants. As soon as you go up via the escalators, you enter the park. The building where you exit has multiple information desks and stands where you could get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank evil_angel07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I am not a so history type of person😂 I think it is not so worth the entrance fee. I should have walk the outside instead.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from PTRBIGEBA364WC | Reviewed this property |
The place has a lot of great views. Good for a historic/cultural visit. Have fun!
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from mis0soup | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of taxis, just ask someone official and they can direct you to one. Bring cash, as Japan is a cash society and chances are your taxi may not do card.
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Ms_Yokohama2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are various performances, depending on the time of year. If you're referring to the dancing, it's done Weds.,Fridays, Sats., Suns., and holidays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. in the area of the castle that you don't... More
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Itinerary suggestions - 1 week in December (4 Replies)
We are travelling as 4 adults and 2 kids under 10 in mid-December. We have booked accomodation in Naha and plan to do a one night stay in Motobu/Nago when we visit the aquarium as well as sights in the north of Okinawa. Here is my proposed itinerary. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Day 1 - Arrive in the afternoon by monorail to Kencho-mae Station; Kokusaidori and nearby Day 2 - Yachimun Street, Makishi Public Market, Shikina-en Garden, Shurijo Castle, Okinawa Prefectural...More
November 15, 2018|
Response fromETflyer|
Within Naha, driving is not always necessary. Driving is possible if you like. You can start driving on Day 3. Nago Pineapple Park may not be fun since it'll be off season for pineapple. You can visit Yumeyuri Museum if you're interested in it. I'd order from Peace Memorial Park -&gt; Himeyuri Museum -&gt; Ashibina Outlet Mall -&gt; Senagajima Island. If you dine in Outlet Mall, it should in the end.
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Visiting Naha attractions :is a car needed for these places? (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, I am planning to visit these places in Naha: Shurijo castle, Shuri Ryusen, Okinawa world, peace memorial park, Gyosendo Limestone cave. Is it reasonable to cover all these in a day? May I know if we should drive to cover these places? I know Shurijo can be reached by rail, but what about the rest? And if we drive, will it be easy to find parking lots and would it be expensive? Thanks in advance!
December 03, 2017|
Response fromETflyer|
I may be able to drive all the places you mentioned in a day, but I don't think it's reasonable at all. Besides, Okinawa World is in Nanjo and Peace Memorial Park is in Itoman. I've been to Shuri Castle both by walking from Yui Rail station and driving. Car park is underground space of the park. Fee is 320 yen. There're commercial parking lots around the park when it's busy.
Mapcode for Okinawa (7 Replies)
I will driving in Okinawa this coming April. Do I need map code for the following places of interest. Naminoue Shrine Tomari Iyu-Machi fish market Ashibinna outlet mall Shurijo Castle Gyokusendo cave Kokusai street Shuri Castle Bust a Marine Park Okinawa Churaum Aquarium KOURI Ohashi Bridge Nago pineapple park Cape Manzamo Yomitan village tourism association Gala Aoiumi Cape Zampa Please advise. Thank you
April 14, 2018|
Response fromKurt I|
All of those places should come up on a GPS or google maps, just not sure about this one "Bust a Marine Park", is that Busena Marine Park? If so that would also come up on a search.