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2024 Nakijin Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

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Nakijin Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to the Ryukyu Kingdom era, serving as a fortress and residence for local rulers. Its strategic location and historical importance make it a symbol of Okinawa’s rich and diverse history. The fallen of the Ryukyu Kingdom started here after 3000 men from mainland Japan seized control of the Nakijin Castle. From Nakijin, they marched south and took control of the entire island with little resistance. 

As visitors stroll through the illuminated pathways during the festival, they are not just witnessing the spectacular bloom of sakura but also walking through the echoes of Okinawa’s past, where each petal seems to whisper stories of the island’s unique heritage and culture.

Nakijin Castle Ruin Sakura Festival

Special Event: 2024 Nakijin Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

📅 Event Date & Time

2024, January 20th (Saturday) to 28th (Sunday)

  • 🕗 Hours: 08:00 to 21:00 (Last entry at 20:30)
  • 🌟 Light-up: 18:00 to 21:00

🏰 Venue: Nakijin Castle Ruins (Nakijin Gusuku)

Nakijin Castle Ruin Sakura Festival

🎟️ Admission

  • Nakijin Castle Ruins Entrance Fee:
  • Adults: 600 yen
  • High School & Middle School Students: 450 yen
  • Elementary School Students & Younger: Free
  • 💰 Group Discount: Available for groups of 10 or more.
Nakijin Castle Ruin Sakura Festival

🅿️ Parking

About 320 spaces available (Free of charge).

🚗 Access

By Car:

  • From Naha Airport: Approximately 110 km, about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • From Okinawa Expressway Kyoda IC: About 40 minutes north.
  • 🗺️ Car Navigation Map Code: 553 081 557

By Bus:

  • From Naha Airport: Take Yanbaru Express Bus (Airport Line), about 2 hours.
  • 🚏 Bus Stop: “Nakijin Castle Ruins Entrance”
  • 🚶‍♂️ Walk: About 15 minutes from the bus stop.
Nakijin Castle Ruin Sakura Festival

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