Parts of Shurijo Castle Park have reopened to the public for the first time following a devastating fire in 2019. Visitors can now explore the castle’s grounds, walk through the Hoshinmon gate, enter the Seiden main hall and see the underground ruins of the original castle structure which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ongoing restoration work to the rest of the castle, which will be complete by 2026, can also be seen from the Agari-no Azana observation deck. For more information, visit: Okinawa Shurijo Castle Park Official Website
Initiatives for the Reconstruction of Shurijo CastleBefore dawn on October 31, 2019, at least seven buildings, including the Seiden, of Shurijo Castle, an Okinawa landmark, completely burned down due to a fire. We have received many words of encouragement and proposals of support i...