Sonohyan-utaki Stone Gate was built in 1519, and used as a spot for the royal family to pray. They prayed for a safe journey when the king went outside the castle. They also prayed here first when events of pilgrimage and the accession ceremony of the highest rank of shaman called Kikoe Okimi were held. The stone gate was made from Ryukyu limestone except wooden door.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 40 minutes – 1 hour)
Take Route 331 from Naha Airport, drive toward the center of Naha City, then turn right on Tomari Crossing. Next, go straight on Route 29 and turn right on Ikehata Crossing.
Map Code for car navigation system: 33 161 639
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Bus (Approximately 45 minutes)
Take express bus (#111) at Naha Airport and get off at “Asahibashi Station”. Take Makishi Kainan Loop Line (#14) at “Asahibashi Ekimae” bus stop and get off at “Shurijo Kouen Iriguchi” bus stop. Walk approximately 3 minutes.
Other route by bus
Take Naha City inbound bus (#1, 14, 17) or outbound bus (#46) and get off at “Shurijo Kouen Iriguchi” bus stop.
Naha Sightseeing City Loop “YuiYui” (Approximately 40 minutes)
Take YuiYui at Naha Bus Terminal and get off at “Shurijo Castle-mae” bus stop. Walk approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to #8 and get off at “Shurijo-mae” bus stop. Walk approximately 3 minutes.
Monorail (Approximately 40 minutes)
Take Yui Rail at Naha Airport and get off at “Gibo Station”. Walk approximately 15 minutes.