Komesu Castle

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This castle was built by Komesu Aji sometime between the 13th to 15th century. Komesu Castle was an outlying fortress of Nanzan Castle. It is believed to have been abandoned after the fall of Nanzan Castle in 1429.

Visit Notes

Komesu Castle is the second most overgrown Ryukyuan gusuku that I have visited so far. It is a small gusuku with only two baileys. However, very little of the outer bailey can be seen beneath all the undergrowth. Stone stairs lead up to a gate ruin which is the entrance to the inner bailey. The inner bailey is also covered in a lot of undergrowth and weeds. However, it is still possible to get close to one section of the nozura-zumi stone walls and photograph it. Like at many other gusukus, there are habu snake warning signs.

All the photos uploaded to this profile were taken in April 2022.

RaymondW wrote this castle profile and contributed all the photos.


Castle Profile
English Name Komesu Castle
Japanese Name 米須グスク
Founder Komesu Aji
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Komesu Iriguchi bus stop, 5 minutes walk
Visitor Information Free
Time Required 20 to 30 minutes
Location Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture
Coordinates 26° 5' 51.43" N, 127° 41' 46.75" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor RaymondW
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