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Nakagusuku Castle Ruins

Excavation/Nakagusuku Castle is on the list of 100 famous castles in Japan. It is also designated as a Japanese historical site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, under the title “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Ryukyu Kingdom”.

Excavation

Past excavations

In 1995, the Japanese government granted funds for a conservation program for excavations and masonry restoration.
Chinese porcelain from the 13th to 15th centuries was found in the excavations, as well as Ryukyuan ceramic materials such as tools, arrowheads, handles of swords, and bullets.
Underground ditches used for surplus water were found during the excavations, especially around the Ufugaa well in the north enclosure.
We hope that future excavations will shed more light on the history of Nakagusuku Castle.

We hope that future excavations will shed more light on the history of Nakagusuku Castle.
Restored Chinese celadon ware

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  • World Heritage (Gusuku and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu)
  • Designated Historic Sites in Japan
  • 100 Best Castles in Japan
  • Address of the office503 Oshiro Kitanakagusuku-son Nakagami-gun Okinawa 901-2314 JAPAN
  • Address of the historic site1258 Tomari Nakagusuku-son Nakagami-gun Okinawa JAPAN
  • Tel81-098-935-5719
  • OfficeNakagusuku Castle Remain Collaborative management Council
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