Shuri Castle

Okinawa’s Shuri Castle Destroyed in a Fire

*information as of October 31st, 2019, 3 pm Japan time by Zoria Petkoska On October 31st, 2019, Japan woke up to some heartbreaking news – Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Japan’s designated national treasures has burnt almost to the ground during the night. The castle had recently completed renovations and…

100 Things to Do in Okinawa, the Beach Island Paradise of Japan, in 2019

Okinawa is a gorgeous collection of islands around 400 miles south of mainland Japan. It boasts sandy white beaches, glamorous hotel resorts, and fun activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with marine animals. It is also home to several sightseeing spots such as gardens and castles, making the group of islands a worthwhile visit…

17 Affordable and Relaxing Hotels in Gorgeous Okinawa for a Perfect Stay in 2019!

With secluded islands, transparent waters, friendly locals, and glorious beaches, it’s no surprise that Okinawa is hugely popular among both Japanese people and international visitors. Okinawa is a prefecture in the south of Japan which consists of several large islands and many smaller ones. The popularity of Okinawa can be attributed to its warm climate…

Shuri Castle and Its Retaining Beauty Unique to Okinawa

Shuri Castle is one of the beautiful castles that you can find in Japan. It played a major role in the Japanese history and served as a focal point of foreign trade, economics, politics, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle grounds and the area surrounding it has been designated as one of…

3 Gusuku Castles in Naha, Okinawa to Embrace the Sacred History of Japan

The term ‘Gusuku’ refers to castles, fortresses and sacred places of Ryukyu islands of Japan. Ryukyu islands are the chain of islands extending from Kyushu to Taiwan. The largest of these islands is Okinawa. These islands were previously part of the Ryukyu kingdom. The architecture here is slightly different from the mainland`s. There are many…