Katsuren Castle Ruins, Uruma

#1 of 50 in Things to do in Uruma
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Head up the limestone hills to admire the design and history of Katsuren Castle Ruins, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built around the turn of the 14th century CE, the castle had what has often been called its "golden age" during the middle of the 15th century, when it was ruled by Lord Amawari, a leader who had risen from poverty and adversity to a position of great power. Learn about the history of the site from a number of panels dotted around the ruins, and take a few moments to admire the extensive coastal views offered from this point, 98 m (322 ft) above sea level. Before you head to Uruma, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Uruma tour itinerary maker website, to make sure you see all that Uruma has to offer, including Katsuren Castle Ruins.
Create an itinerary including Katsuren Castle Ruins
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Katsuren Castle Ruins reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
563 reviews
  • Like most things in Okinawa it really pays to have a hire car to visit. It is possible via public transport but it will take you some time to get there from Naha. Its a beautiful castle ruins with...  more »
  • The castle is most famous as the seat of Lord Amawari during the 15th century. According to legend, Amawari was a sickly child that got abandoned in the mountains to die. However, the child survived.....  more »
  • Got there right as the sun set and it was beautiful! Parking is also super easy and spacious, and it's really not that much of a walk uphill because of stairs and what not, but you can really get a feel do what people had to go through to attack this castle. :)
  • My husband proposed to me here in 2017. This is a beautiful place! God is good.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance