Sakura @ Nakijin Gusuku Okinawa, JAPAN


Sakura Matsuri (a bright pink sakura), Japan’s earliest Cherry Blossom Festival, is celebrated all over Okinawa Prefecture especially in the northern part of the island from the middle of January to early February. 

In fact, one of the tourist spots which celebrate it every year is the Nakijin Gusuku Ruins. This has been inscribed as part of the World Heritage by UNESCO. In addition, before the unification of the Ryukyu Kingdom, the castle is the old headquarters of king Hokuzan who governed the northern part of Okinawa in the 14th century.

IMG_1751This ruined castle, where pink sakura trees are all over the place, is located in the northwest part of Okinawa at 5101 Imadomari, Nakijin, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0428. 

IMG_1755With 400JPY for adults and 300JPY for children (elementary to high school students), surely you’ll be enchanted by its cultural atmospheric view.

IMG_1757This is open to the public from 8:00-18:00 (day viewing) and 18:00-21:00 (night viewing).

IMG_1759Limestone walls surround the castle which is situated 100 meters above sea level.

IMG_1772 With the blue sky up above, a very special momentum is experienced upon entering the place especially the tunnel entrance. Moreover,  at night, it offers a very romantic feeling with an illumination all over the place. 

So, come and experience all of them yourself!

IMG_1774Right after the tour, the king and queen of Hokuzan are patient enough to have some photos taken with tourists. This simply completes the memoirs of the place.

It is still your option to go there by car but if you need personal assistance, the following links below are very much ready to serve you.

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