A lot of charm, how to enjoy Shuri Castle! Here is the roots of Okinawan culture!

A lot of charm, how to enjoy Shuri Castle! Here is the roots of Okinawan culture!
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I can't remove it! Let's win Okinawa's standard spot "Shuri Castle"
"Shuri Castle" is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Okinawa, and many tourists come to see the beauty. In addition, since it is built based on Feng Shui, it is attracting attention as a power spot. A wide variety of events are also held, and there is no interruption throughout the year. Shuri Castle has a free area and a paid area, each of which has a different charm. Therefore, this time, I will introduce how to enjoy Shuri Castle seen by section.

※At present, the restoration site and process of the main hall, which is scheduled to be completed in 2026, are open to the public.

It's a waste to pass through! Let's enjoy the free area

Shuri Castle has a facility called "Suimuikan" that is a great pleasure for tourists. In addition to exhibits of materials and panels related to Shuri Castle, there are also restaurants, cafes, and shops, so you can enjoy Okinawa gourmet food and enjoy choosing souvenirs.

In addition, this is also the place where brochures are indispensable for strolling around Shuri Castle and the stamp rally of Shuri Castle. If you are going to take a walk around Shuri Castle, first go to Shuri Morikan. If you are going to sightseeing with your children, enjoy collecting stamps while strolling around Shuri Castle. stamp rally is very popular with children! What kind of Shuri Castle will be completed is fun after completion.

After leaving Shuri-Morikan, go to Shureimon. It is also a 2,000-yen bill, and its dignified appearance is very popular with tourists.

Morireimon has been playing a role as a gate for welcoming guests. If you visit Shuri Castle, it is one of the places you want to take a picture. I recommend that you take a picture at the same angle as the 2000 yen bill. More depth and makes a beautiful photo.

After passing through the Morireimon gate, you will find "Sonhiya Take Mitake Ishimon" which is registered as part of World Heritage. Mitake is a sacred place to worship God.

It is said that when King Ryukyu went out, he prayed for safety at this place. Today, it is popular as a power spot. If you pray to enjoy a trip to Okinawa, you may benefit.

Shuri Castle has a lot of attractions. Above all, "Azana in the West" is a must-see. Azana is an Okinawan dialect that means watching. In the past, he ran a bell from here and signaled the time to Shuri Castle Town.

Located at an altitude of about 130m, it is a great spot to see the city of Naha. If the weather is nice, you can overlook the Kerama Islands near the horizon and the Cape Zanpa Misaki near the horizon and Zampa Misaki. As the name implies, it is located west, so if you visit at dusk, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. In addition, Shuri Castle offers a lot of free trials. There are a variety of things that can be enjoyed throughout the year, such as watching the Ryukyu dance "Invitation to Dance" and having a guide (paid) guide you to Shuri Castle, to those for parents and children held during Golden Week and summer vacation. In addition, events related to the history of Shuri Castle are held every season. If the timing is right, let's join us.

In addition, events related to the history of Shuri Castle are held every season. If the timing is right, let's join us.

It is only now that you can see the restoration process of Shuri Castle Main Hall!

If you enjoy the free area, let's go to the paid area.
※Shurijo Castle Main Hall was burned down by fire in October 2019, but the restoration site and process of the main hall, which is scheduled to be completed in 2026 are open to the public.

In the tour area attached to the "Senroof", which protects the main hall under construction from rain and wind, you can see the state of the main building that is progressing every day through the window glass. There are also spaces from the first floor to the third floor, and there is also a space where you can enjoy video displays and wood. Please take a look at Shuri Castle's reconstruction that can only be seen now.

The photo shows Shuri Castle on the day before.

If you go up to observation deck's "East Azana" at an altitude of 140m, you can overlook the smooth walls of Shuri Castle and the city of Naha. On the wall of the bare roof seen in the front, a full-scale graphic depicting the main hall is drawn so that you can experience the size of the main hall.

Why don't you enjoy traditional Ryukyu sweets and tea at Shurijo Chaya between Shuri Castle and Shuri Castle Chaya? You can taste 4 kinds of sweets and sanpon tea for 800 yen at the "Genealogyza / Gyoza" in Shimono Miwa, where there is also a ticket office. Please spend a relaxing time with gentle sweetness and fragrant tea while enjoying the scenery of the gates and walls spreading out of the window.

How to enjoy is infinite! ? Let's enjoy Shuri Castle to the fullest.

How was it? There are various ways to enjoy Shuri Castle, such as touching Okinawan culture and enjoying Okinawa sweets. Why don't you visit once and find your own way of enjoying it?

Photos provided: Kokuei Okinawa Memorial Park Shuri Castle Park


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