Shuri Castle

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Shuri Castle was built in the 14th century and was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was neglected for almost 400 years and suffered great damage during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. After the war, the castle was used as a university campus, but from 1992 it was rebuilt through extensive reconstructions based on historical records and photographs.


A significant number of the castle's main buildings were burnt down in October 2019. The site is closed to the public for the time being, but Shurijo Castle Park has been partially reopened since. Authorities aim to have a reconstruction plan ready by 2022.



1 Chome-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha, Okinawa 903-0815 (Directions)



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  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Shuri-jo Castle is a 5-minute walk from Shuri Station.

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