Back in the old days, there was a civil war period called “Sanzan Period,” and Ryukyu Kingdom was divided into 3 nations – Hokuzan, Chuzan and Nanzan. Nakijin Castle was a castle of the Hokuzan’s King who ruled the area from northern Okinawa to Amami region. However, it was attacked by Sho Hashi who ruled Chuzan in 1416. After Sho Hashi unified 3 nations and Ryukyu Kingdom was born, Nakijin Castle was used as corrections officers’ castle who were sent by Ryukyuan Government. The length of the castle wall is 1.5 km long. The height is 8m tall at the highest place, and the scale of the whole castle is the 2nd biggest castle behind Shurijo Castle.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 1 hour & 50 minutes)
Take Route 332, 331, 329, 82 and Okinawa Expressway (Naha I.C. – Kyoda I.C.) from Naha Airport. Next, take Route 58 and 505, and proceed 5 km. Turn left at a signboard.
Map Code for car navigation system: 553 081 414
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Bus (Approximately 3 hours & 30 minutes)
Take express bus #111 at Naha Airport and get off at Nago Bus Terminal, the last bus stop. Take #66 at Nago Bus Terminal and get off at “Nakijin Joseki Iriguchi” bus stop. Walk for approximately 15 minutes.