Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa

Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa

Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa
Book Nakijin Castle Ruins & Cultural Center E-Tickets in Okinawa

Overview

Book tickets online for the Nakijin Castle Ruins and the History and Cultural Center! This historical attraction on the Motobu Peninsula in northern Okinawa was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2000. Surrounded by solid walls, the castle was located at an altitude of about 100 meters and was a key castle to protect the land of Yambaru. Today, the amazing jungle surroundings and an interesting cultural center make an enjoyable stop on a tour of northern Okinawa!

Highlights

  • Book with your Rakuten account to earn and use points for each ticket!
  • Explore a historic fort amid lush forest scenery with a unique atmosphere
  • Visit the Nakijin Village History and Culture Center that displays items unearthed on the castle grounds
  • Flexible tickets — book now, use up to 1 month later

Key Information

Description

Nakijin Castle Ruins are a part of the rich history of Okinawa, and a component of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Castles of the Ryukyu Kingdom.” You can journey to this historic "gusuku" fort nestled on the scenic Motobu Peninsula in the northern part of Okinawa's main island, just an hour and a half drive from Naha City, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Delve into the ancient past as Nakijin Castle Ruins, and its Historical and Cultural Center reveal a history dating back to the 13th century. Perched at an elevation of approximately 100 meters and encircled by formidable walls, this castle played a pivotal role in safeguarding the Yanbaru region. Following its destruction by the Chusan Army during the Pan-An-Chi period, Nakijin Castle Ruins took on a new chapter. A governor was appointed, and after the final governor's retirement in 1665, the castle transformed into a space for vibrant festivals, leaving behind a legacy of cultural significance.