Founded around 14th centuy, "Shuri castle" flourished as a center of politics, diplomacy and culture of the Ryukyu for over nearly 500 years

It was a royal castle of the Ryukyu dynasty, which used to be an old national treasure before the World War II. However there is a sad history that it was completely destroyed during the war and the postwar university construction. The current Shuri castle was restored after the work from from 1972 to 1992. As the Shureimon Gate is printed on the 2000 yen bill, tourists love to keep them to commemorate the trip.
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Last update / 06.18.2018
Shuri castle
1-2 Shuri Kinjocho-cho Naha, Okinawa 903-0815
098-886-2020
http://oki-park.jp/shurijo/
Opening hours vary according to the season
Free area: April - June 8:00~19:30, July - September 8:00~20:30, October - November 8:00~19:30, December - March 8:00~18:30
Paid area: April - June 8:00~19:00 (Last entry 18:30), July - September 8:00~20:00 (Last entry 19:30), October - November 8:00~19:00 (Last entry 18:30), December - March 8:00~18:00 ( Last entry 17:30)
Facilities in paid area are charged
Directions from Naha Airport
2 hours 20 minutes from Tokyo International Airport to Naha Airport 2 hours 50 minutes from Narita International Airport to Naha Airport 2 hours from Chubu Centrair International Airport to Naha Airport 1 hour 55 minutes from Kansai International Airport to Naha Airport 1 hour 30 minutes from Fukuoka Airport to Naha Airport 3 hours 40 minutes from New Chitose Airport to Naha Airport
25 minutes from Shuri Castle station by Yui Rail from Naha Airport station. 15-minute walk from Shuri Castle Station to Shureimon Gate.
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