Uegusuku Castle Ruins
A Must-See Kume Island Scenic Spot! Castle Ruins Perched on a Hill.
The Uegusuku Castle Ruins sit on Kume Island, around 100 kilometers west of Okinawa’s main island.
Perched on the 310 meter-high summit of Uegusuku-Dake, the tallest point on Kume Island, the ruins are seated at the highest point of all castle ruins across Okinawa.
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 Hate no Hama, neighboring islands, and even Okinawa’s main island when the weather is clear.
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.
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.
Enjoy full 360° panoramic views over Kume Island.
The summit is reachable both by car and by foot.
These castle ruins are at the highest elevation of all others across Okinawa.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2063 Uegusuku, Kumejima, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture
- 098-851-7973 (Kumejima-cho Tourist Association)
- 30 minutes by car from Kumejima Airport
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)