Comfort Hotel Naha Prefectural Office
Phone: (81) 98 941 7311
Fax: (81) 98 941 7312
1-3-11 Kumoji, Naha, JP, 900-0015
- Phone: (81) 98 941 7311
- Fax: (81) 98 941 7312
Shurijo Castle Park
Apr to Jun - Mo to Su from 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM,Jul to Sep - Mo to Su from 08:30 AM to 08:00 PM,Oct to Nov - Mo to Su from 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM,Dec to Mar - Mo to Su from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PMAs the Ryuku nation's palace, Shurijo Castle was the economic, religious and administrative epicenter of the chain of islands now known as Okinawa. Once bound to pay tribute to China and Japan while also doing trade with Southeast Asia, the influences of all these cultures can be seen in the architecture, decor, and most of all the blazingly red walls of the castle. Since being built in the 1400s, Shurijo has served as a royal residence, a Japanese military base, and as a school. It is the only Okinawan castle to be completely restored to its 18th Century state after being bombed during World War II, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site easily accessed by monorail or bus. Traditional Ryukyuan dances are performed in the main courtyard three times daily. See the website for more details.