Shurijo Castle and City Historical Sites Tour

【 Important Notice 】 Due to Shurijo Castle fire that occurred on October 31st 2019, Shurijo Castle Park partial sightseeing tour will be operated with changes. Please feel free to contact us for details.

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Tamaudun (Sightseeing duration about 20 minutes)

Tamaudun is a large Royal Mausoleum of the Ryukyu Kingdom, built in 1501 by King Sho Shin (1476-1526) Third King of the Second Sho Dynasty. Tamaudun has been registered as "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” World Heritage by Unesco in December 2000.

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Shurijo Castle Park

Shuri Castle is a Ryukyuan Gusuku (Castle)
Between 1429 and 1879 it was the Ryukyu Kingdom's Palace.
It is said that Shurei Gate was built by Sho Sei Dinasty (1527 to 1555)
Suimuikan, Shuri Castle Park Rest Center. It was an important place of King worship. Kankaimon - built around 1477–1500 during the reign of King Shō Shin. Kankai means "welcome", the gate was named to express welcome to the Chinese Emperor‘s envoys who visited Shuri. Zuisenmon - means "splendid and auspicious spring gate", located near Ryuhi and probably built around 1470.
Designated by Unesco as World Heritage "Gusuku and related heritage group of Ryukyu Kingdom" in December 2000.

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Kinjo-cho Ishi-Tatami paving (Kinjo Town Stone-paved Path( Sightseeing duration about 30 minutes)

In the 16th century Kinjo Town stone-paved path served as a main communication road that lead from Shuri Castle to Naha Port and the southern part of Okinawa main island.
Currently, only about 300 meters of stone-paved path remain as it averted damage from wartime destruction. Alongside the path, red
tile roof traditional houses lineup, and one can even sense the Ryukyu Kingdom's Period history. It has been selected as one of
100 Japanese roads.

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Shikina-En ( Shikina Garden) (Sightseeing duration about 40 minutes)

Shikina Garden was the Ryukyu Royal family's Villa. It was used for the royal family's recreation and the reception place for the Chinese Emperor called Sappo-shi. It was constructed in the end of eighteenth century with the purpose to enjoy the season changing beautiful landscape while walking around the pond. It is a Circular Style Garden (Kaiyūshiki Garden)
Designated by Unesco as World Heritage "Gusuku and Related Heritage Group of Ryukyu Kingdom" in December 2000.

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Okinawa Prefectural Museum

The Prefectural Art Museum is attached.
The structure’s appearance resembles Ryukyu Castles (World Heritage)
The Museum has been built imitating the Ryukyu Limestone, so Okinawa can be fully understood. In the exhibits you can appreciate the Ryukyu archipelago’s nature with many unique living organisms, the unique history and culture established by the Kingdom and folk customs, fine arts, crafts, among others.

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It is an interesting short bus tour visiting World Heritage "Gusuku and Related Heritage Group of Ryukyu Kingdom" historic sites in Naha City

Package Tour Shuri Castle Park and Historical Sites.

Departure time 13:00
Time required 4hours.
Service day Every day of the year
(The tour will visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum when Shikina Garden is closed) ※Shikina Garden is closed every Wednesday.If Wednesday is a holiday, the tour will take place the following day, on Thursday.

Boarding Place

Course map, click here

Fare
Adults 3,600 Yen
Child (6 years old-under 12 years old) 2,900 Yen
Infant (5 years old or under) 1 infant par adult is free of charge
Child fares for 2 children or more are charged.
※  Tamaudun and Shikina Garden fees are included, (Okinawa Prefectural Museum admission fee included when Shikina Garden is closed)

-Precautions-

【Regular Sightseeing Tour Bus · Tour Plans services suspension】

Please understand that there might be cases when tour services will be suspended such as weather conditions (typhoon) or other circumstances.

 

【Disclaimers】

We do not assume any responsibility/damage compensation in the following cases:

・The disease and injury due to negligence of the passenger when getting off the vehicle of during sightseeing.

・Actions that are or may be offensive to public order and morals.

・Damages that occur due to  acts in which our company is not responsible.

*Please be aware that the return arrival time may vary due to delays caused by weather or road and traffic conditions.

*If you have a flight, we recommend to give yourself 2 hours extra time on the day of the tour.  If for any reason you miss your flight, we will not bear any

    responsibility.  Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Shurijo Castle and City Historical Sites Tour

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