Village "Yomitan Village" Japan's populous on January 1, 2014 birth
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Public Facilities

The ruins of Zakimi-jo Castle

Address

708-6, Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa

Contact information

Yomitan village Historical Museum 098-958-3141

Summary

It is said that the ruins of Zakimi-jo Castle were built as 15 turns of the century, fortifier by famous yomitanisananshimamori*gan.
mamori*gan did castle at first in Yamada gusuku in northeast about 4km of Zakimi, but we participate in the Kitayama-jo Castle (Nakijin-jo Castle) capture of Nakayama Hashi Sho in 1416 (there is theory of 1422), and it is said that we constructed a castle in consideration of geographical advantage just after that to Zakimi.
The ruins of Zakimi-jo Castle are appointed to important cultural property of the Ryukyu government in 1956 and become country designated historic spot in 1972 of return in Japan. We receive assistance of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Okinawa, and, during 1973 through 1985 of the next year, excavation and castle wall repair of the site of castle are pushed forward and revive as space that can come in contact with history routinely.
We were registered as world heritage as one of the assets of "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu" of villager expectation on December 2, 2000.

Facility contents

Periphery of castle 365m, area in castle for 7,385 square meters, castle of the early 15th century area of middle scale.

Usage guidance

We can enter freely

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