Zakimi Castle was built by Gosamaru, a great commander who played an important role during “Sanzan Period (war-torn era)” and worked hard to secure the Ryukyu Kingdom after its unification. It was built around 1420, and the purpose was to have an eye on the power against the King. Even though the size is small, it features the most sophisticated and beautiful stone-built wall and gate among all castles in Okinawa. This is the important historical site which indicates the highly technique of stone structures.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 1 hour)
Take Route 332, 331, 329, 82 and Okinawa Expressway (Naha I.C. – Ishikawa I.C.) from Naha Airport. Next, take Route 73, 58 and 12 and drive toward Yomitan Village and proceed 12 km.
Map Code for car navigation system: 33 854 486
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Monorail / Bus (Approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes)
Take “Yui Rail” and get off at “Asahibashi Station”. Walk toward Naha Bus Terminal (5 minutes). Take Yomitan Line (#29) and get off at “Zakimi” or “Takashiho Iriguchi” bus stops. Walk approximately 15 – 20 minutes.