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.


The main buildings of Shuri Castle were destroyed by fire on the night of October 31, 2019. The government plans to reconstruct the Seiden (main hall) by 2026. In the meantime, tourists are encouraged to visit the castle and watch the reconstruction work.



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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