Nakagusuku Castle was built to defend against attacks from the east by Lord Amawari of Katsuren Castle and lived by the great commander Gosamaru. The castle is on a hill of 167 meters high. You can overlook ocean from the castle walls. Some parts of the castle were renovated by Gosamaru who was also known as a great castle designer so that you can see the differences of masonry used to build the castle.
How To Go There:
Take Route 329 from Naha Airport and drive toward north. After passing both Yonabaru and Nishihara Towns, turn left on Nakagusuku Kouen Iriguchi Crossing. Take Route 146 (approximately 50 minutes).
By Okinawa Expressway, take Naha I.C. and get off at Kitanakagusuku I.C. (approximately 30 minutes).
Map Code for car navigation system: 33 411 581
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Monorail / Bus
Take “Yui Rail” at Naha Airport and get off at “Asahibashi Station.” Walk toward Naha Bus Terminal (5 minutes on foot). Take Toyo Bus (#30) bus and get off at “Nakagusuku Shogakko” bus stop. Approximately 2km in one-way (more than 30 minutes on foot to climb up a slope / 5 minutes by taxi)