Shurijo CastleApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

The seat for all government activities during the reign of the Ryukyu royal family. This was the residence of the Ryukyu royal family for about 450 years since the early 15th century, and shone out as a focus for a brilliant dynastic culture. The Seiden is its most important structure, and was the site where politics and ceremonies were enacted with the King in attendance. Completely restored in November 1992, the Seiden stands imposingly on a hill that commands a panoramic view of Naha City and East China Sea.

Courtesy of Japan Tourism Board.