Saturday, October 19, 2013

Yaeyama and the Okinawa travel report Part30 Katsuren Castle

The tourist resort which we visit today.

Katsuren castle. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

A parking lot is located at the entrance to a castle.
Since the parking is large,we can park easily.

A rest station and a toilet are located in a parking lot. 
The video about the Katsuren castle is shown. 

It is an uphill slope when I enter at the entrance to a castle.
The passage is paved.

Gentle slope
I reach the entrance to a castle when I advance earlier.

The entrance to a castle

The way is paved to here.
Even a wheelchair can arrive at it.

From here the passage is stone stairway made of the coral.


The castle consists of three portions. 

There is place of worship in the second place. 。

place of worship

The passage to the highest place is a steep slope. 

From the highest place, it can overlook 360 degrees. 

A view for the south

We can ride on an enclosure. 
However, the outside is tens of meters in height. 
Yoy may receive a serious wound when you falls.

A view for the north

The day when the wind is strong needs attention.

Kaichu road

There is a big stone in the center. 
This is also place of worship. 

place of worship

Don't step. 

place of worship

There is no stand here.

There is not the shade, too.
A parasol is effective.

Castle without the shade

Diorama of the castle

There is the vending machine of the drink.

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