Shuri Castle 首里城

The vermilion palace

Shuri Castle is one of the main sights of the Okinawa island group. It's an architectural marvel, a vestige of the ancient kingdom of Ryukyu.


On the night of October 30th 2019, a violent fire fed by strong winds destroyed large parts of Shuri Castle.

The fire affected a total area of ​​4,200 square meters and several major buildings were severely damaged or destroyed: Hokuden, Nanden, Bandokoro, Shoin, Sasunoma, Kugani-Udun and Nike-Udu.

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