Naha's World Heritage Shuri Castle [Closed]

Capital of an Island Kingdom

Yui Yamaguchi   - 1 min read

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A significant number of the castle&#39;s main buildings were burnt down in the early hours of October 31st, 2019. The site is <strong>closed to the public for the time being</strong>, but Shurijo Castle Park has been partially reopened since. Authorities aim to have a reconstruction plan ready by 2022.

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A significant number of the castle's main buildings were burnt down in the early hours of October 31st, 2019.  The site is closed to the public for the time being, but Shurijo Castle Park has been partially reopened.

Last updated: Nov 6, 2019

At the Eastern end of the Silk Road was Okinawa, or the Ryukyu Islands. A confluence of Japan and Chinese interests, the rulers at Shuri Castle skillfully balanced patronage from both nations, while weaving their own style and culture, evidenced in their arts and music.

Today you can watch the royal court dancers or the uniformed gatekeepers in the grounds of Shuri Jo Castle Park, or even witness the making of a TV drama series, such as "The Tempest" from NHK.

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Yui Yamaguchi

Yui Yamaguchi @iyu.mura

Born & grew up in Kumamoto, Yui studied and worked in Osaka before immigrating to Australia. She lived in Adelaide and Sydney prior to moving to Brisbane. Her passion is reporting on the great things of Kumamoto and Japan to everyone around the world in a serious, interesting and funny way. Her f...