Katsuren Castle Remains is the “Teikaku-shiki” style castle that places four flat terrains in a staircase pattern. The castle wall was built utilizing a natural landscape and heaped up stone wall to the edge of steep cliff. Plenty of Japanese old tiles have been unearthed, and also carve rocks and dig pillar holes have been found.
The fact that tile-roofed buildings, which were uncommon at that time, were built corroborates prosperity of the castle.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 1 hour)
Take Route 332, 331, 329 and 82 from Naha Airport, and take Okinawa Expressway from Naha I.C.. Get off at Okinawa Kita I.C. and take Route 36, 33 and 16. You will find a rest stop at Katsuren Castle Remains on the left.
Map Code for car navigation system: 499 570 140
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Monorail / Bus (Approximately 2 hours)
Take “Yui Rail” and get off at “Asahibashi Station.” Walk toward Naha Bus Terminal (5 minutes). Take Yokatsu Line (#52) at Naha Bus Terminal and get off at “Katsuren Danchimae” bus stop. Walk approximately 5 minutes.