Zakimi Castle79 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Okinawa Prefecture Nakagami gun Yomitan village Shimpei 708 - 6 number, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +81-0989583141
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Castle, Family And Kids, Unesco Site
The Zakimi Castle was built in 1416 by Gosamaru who was a renowned general. The workers who constructed the castle were brought to Okinawa from Amami islands who used the materials from the Yamada Castle for its construction. The castle was built to overlook the northern expanse of the Okinawa island. The fortress has two courts. The gate of the first one is known for its keystone masonry.
The layout and design of the castle are what makes it so unique- the walls can barely be seen, camouflaging it with the surrounding terrain. The castle was used in World War II by the Japanese troops as a battery and after the battle of Okinawa, the fortification was used as a radar base by the US military. The ruins were designated as a national heritage site in 1972. After restoration work, it was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Take a walk around the fortifications to admire its sturdy construction and see the panoramic views of Okinawa. Over time, the castle has become a popular spot to see the sunset with the view of the China sea to complete the beautiful picture.
Zakimi Castle Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Wear study shoes.
Entrance Ticket Details For Zakimi Castle
- Admission to the place is free of cost.
How to Reach Zakimi Castle
- By Bus: Kamiya Bus Terminal (2 kilometers away)
- By renting a Car/Bike.
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6.79% of people who visit Okinawa include Zakimi Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
63.24% of people start their Zakimi Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Zakimi Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zakimi Castle