When we were on Okinawa we decided to visit Naha (the capital city) and its surroundings. I wasn’t so impressed with Naha. I’m probably very spoiled with Tokyo and all other beautiful and cute Japanese cities I’ve visited so far, but I really enjoyed visiting the Shuri Castle. It is unknown when the castle was constructed but it was in use during the Sanzan period (1322–1429). In 1945 the castle was almost totally destroyed during the battle of Okinawa but in 1992 it was reconstructed again. In 2000 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I hope I didn’t bore you with too much history now, but I’m usually very interested in the background of famous places I visit or read about.
I’ve been to quite a lot of Japanese temples and even though all of them are incredible beautiful, a lot of them look quite the same. Shuri castle was different, being huge and surrounded by powerful gates and with a beautiful view over Naha it is definitely worth a visit!
Have a great Friday!