Ruins of Nakagusuku Castle

Okinawa, Kyushu

Nakagusuku Castle (Nakagusuku-jo) stands on the summit of a mountain with commanding views. It is considered one of the most famous castles in Okinawa. It is not known when it was first built. It is said that Gosamaru (the most prominent expert on castle building in Okinawa), who became the last governor of the castle in the middle of the 15th century, moved into Nakagusuku Castle and carried out repairs and built additions to it. The castle walls are built up high following the contours of the land, and their outlines draw gentle curves. The walls are built neatly using natural rocks, and have withstood over 400 years of wind and weather. The arched gate stone displays the beauty of stone buildings unique to Okinawa.


503 Oshiro, Kitanakagusuku-son,, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Admission Fee
300 yen
Open throughout the year
[Bus]Naha Airport/Bus/10 min./Naha Bus Terminal/Toyo Bus No.30/50 min./Nakagusuku-Shogakko Elementary School Bus Stop/On foot/50 min.

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