The political, diplomatic, and cultural center of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It is the largest wooden building in Okinawa, incorporating Japanese and Chinese architectural styles. At the time that Chinese investiture envoys stayed in the Ryukyu Kingdom, ceremonies were held for them, and a stage was set up in front of the Hokuden, where various performing arts were performed.
National designated historic site


  • Title: Shurijo Castle
  • Location: Naha City
  • Original Source: Shurijo Castle Park
  • Rights: Okinawa Churashima Foundation

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