Nakakgusuku Castle was built by Sakinakagusuku Aji in the mid 14th Century and expanded upon by Gosamaru in the early 15th Century. Gosamaru was moved to Nakagusuku by the king to check the rising power of Amawari Aji in Katsuren Castle. In 1458 the castle fell to attacks by Amawari the lord of Katsuren Castle. The castle is made up of 6 baileys, each of a different elevation. It is said that Commodore Perry was impressed by the strength of the castle and the engineering displayed in its construction.
|Top 100 Castles, UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic Site
|Pre Edo Period
|50 min by bus from Naha Bus Terminal; 5 min taxi
|Nakagusuku, Okinawa Prefecture
|26° 17' 2.40" N, 127° 48' 5.18" E
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