Okinawa’s Highest Point! Beautiful View of Uegusukujo Castle Ruins

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The Uegushikujo castle ruins lay on Kume Island, around 100 kilometers west of Okinawa’s main island.With an altitude of 310 meters, the ruins are the highest point in Okinawa Prefecture.The view from the castle ruins is truly picturesque. The 360°view not only lets you overlook the entirety of Kume Island, but you can also see Hatenohama, neighboring islands, and even Okinawa’s main island when the weather is clear.

You Can Even Go by Car!

The castle ruins are located atop a small mountain, but you can reach the summit by car.
There is a fence in place along the edge as a safety precaution. The ground on the other side is unstable and crumbles easily, so please do not climb over the fence.

Uegusukujo Castle Ruins, Kume Island
[Uegusukujo Castle Ruins, Kume Island]

Ongoing Excavations

A large amount of Chinese-imported ceramics and porcelain has been found in the vicinity of the castle ruins. Excavations are ongoing.
By looking at the excavated items, one can tell that this area once was home to flourishing trade between Japan and China.

Uegusukujo Castle Ruins, Kume Island
[Uegusukujo Castle Ruins, Kume Island]

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Okinawa’s Highest Point! Beautiful View of Uegusukujo Castle Ruins

Address
2063 Uegusukujodake, Kumejima, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture
Access
30 minutes by car from Kumejima Airport
Tel
098-896-7010(Kumejima-cho Tourist Association)
URL(Japanese)
http://www.kanko-kumejima.com/archives/members/uegusukucastleruins