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Uegusuku Castle Ruins
A Must-See Kume Island Scenic Spot! These castle ruins are located at the highest point in Okinawa Prefecture.
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. You can see the entire island of Kume Island in 360 degrees, and on a clear day, you can see Hate no Hama and neighboring islands. The castle ruins are on a small hill, but you can drive up to the top.
A fence has been set up for safety reasons, and the castle walls are prone to collapse, so do not attempt to climb over them. A large amount of Chinese-imported ceramics and porcelain has been found in the vicinity of the castle ruins. Excavations are ongoing.
Enjoy full 360° panoramic views over Kume Island.
You can drive up to the top of the hill.
These castle ruins are at the highest elevation of all others across Okinawa.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Are there any brochures or signage in foreign languages? (Please inform us of the available languages if any)
The signage within the castle has English annotations.
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
No free Wi-Fi available.
Are coin lockers available?
Are there restrooms available?
No, there are not.
Is parking available?
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2063 Uegusuku, Kumejima, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture
- 098-851-7973 (Kumejima-cho Tourist Association)
- Free to walk
- Walk anytime
- 30 minutes by car from Kumejima Airport
- Credit Cards
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)