Zakimi Castle


Gikimi Castle (座喜味城) is one of the ruins of the hilltop castle located in Yomitani Village, Okinawa Prefecture. It remains the great conditions of stone walls and baileys. It was constructed in early 15th century. The arch stone gate is the oldest gate in Okinawa. It is designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: Free
Open: all time.

0. at Naha Bus Terminal
1. use local bus 29.


周围的地图 Zakimi Castle


Zakimi Castle

Type: Hilltop
Built in: early 15th century by Gosamaru.
Class: Ruins

Gikimi Castle was constructed in early 15th century by Gosamaru who is the famous castle architecture in Okinawa that time. The mountain is about 120m tall and used Limestone and created the great stone walls. The gusuku fortress has two inner courts, each with an arched gate. This is Okinawa's first stone arch gate featuring the unique keystone masonry of the Ryukyus.

Because of its historical vale, it is registered as Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu of UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national historic site.