Nakijin Castle (今帰仁城) is a Ryukyuan castle or fortress (gusuku) located in Nakijin,
the main island of Okinawa and one of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Castles of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
The Nakijin Castle Ruins are located on the Motobu Peninsula of northern Okinawa Island
and In contrast to other castles on Okinawa, Nakijin Castle stands in an area of low population
density with verdant forests that give the ruins with a unique atmosphere.
Nakijin Castle was constructed in the late 1200s.
During the Sanzan Period (1322-1429),
Okinawa Island was divided into three kingdoms: the Hokuzan in the north, the Chuzan in the middle and the Nanzan in the south.
Nakijin was used as the castle of the Hokuzan king until it was taken over
by the Chuzan on their way to unifying the island and forming the Ryukyu Kingdom.
In the ground, there is also History and Culture Center with a small
museum displaying items unearthed on the castle grounds, such as Chinese pottery,
coins and documents besides exhibiting about everyday life and culture of Nakijin Village.
Hours: 8:00 to 18:00 (extended hours in summer)
Closed: Opened All Year Round
Admission: 400 yen (castle and museum), 150 yen (museum only)
Level of English: Minimal
The Nakijin Castle Ruins are located on the Motobu Peninsula in northern the main island of Okinawa,
about 90 kilometers from Naha, and about a ten minute car ride from the Ocean Expo Park.
Via Yanbaru Express Bus
The Yanbaru Express Bus directly connects the airport and city center of Naha with Nakijin Castle.
Get off at Nakijin Joseki Iriguchi (今帰仁城跡入口), from where it is a 15-20 minute walk uphill to the castle ruins.
The one way journey takes about 2.5 hours with a cost of around 2000 yen.
There are six round trips per day. In central Naha, the bus stops at the Prefectural Office (県庁北口),
Tomari Port and Furujima Station along the Yurail monorail among other locations.
Via regular buses
From Naha to Nago Bus Terminal, board highway bus number 111.
(90 minutes, 2040 yen from Naha Bus Center; 105 minutes, 2190 yen from Naha Airport; 1-2 buses/hour)
and transfer to bus number 65 or 66.
Get off at Nakijin Joseki Iriguchi
(今帰仁城跡入口, 45-60 minutes, 790-1000 yen, 1-2 buses per hour),
from where it is a 15-20 minute walk uphill to the castle ruins.
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