Nakagusuku Castle Ruins now open

Photo courtesy of photoAC
Photo courtesy of photoAC

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins now open

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

After closing nearly a month ago, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, a popular tourist spot, have finally reopened to the public.

The UNESCO World Heritage site near Camp Foster closed in April due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While the area has reopened, visitors are required to follow guidelines including facemasks and social distancing practices, according to the official website.

Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

GPS Coordinates: N 26.283528, E 127.799670
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (gate closed at 5 p.m.)  
Admission: 400 yen for adult, 300 yen for middle and high school student, 200 yen for elementary school student.

Photo courtesy of photoAC

Guidelines for visitors:

  1. Please wear a mask.
  2. If you have a fever or cough, or if you feel unwell, please refrain from entering the castle.
  3. If you have traveled abroad for the last two weeks, please refrain from visiting at this time.
  4. Please ensure a social distance with other visitors.
  5. Please use cash tray when paying for admission.

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