The Nakijin Castle Ruins are located on the Motobu Peninsula of northern Okinawa Honto and are considered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Nakijin Castle was built in the late 1200's. During that time, the island of Okinawa was consisted of three municipalities namely, Nanzan located on the south, Chuzan, located on the central area, and the Hokuzan located on the north.
Nakijin served 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.
Photo by Hiroaki Kaneko. Licensed under Creative Commons.
The Nakijin Castle
The Nakijin Castle Ruins are located on the Motobu Peninsula in northern Okinawa Honto, about 90 kilometers from Naha, and about a ten minute car ride from the Ocean Expo Park.
Nakijin Castle is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Monday to Friday. Admission costs 400yen for museum and castle. Then 150 yen for museum only.
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