Shuri Castle - Great Attractions (Okinawa, Japan)

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Take a tour of Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan is believed to have been constructed at the end of the fourteenth century. Originally the capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Shuri castle housed the kingdom's royalty and served as its administrative center. Throughout its existence, it has been repeatedly ravaged by fire and warfare. The facade's most recent reconstructions honor the castle's important past while reflecting Japan's historic culture. This monumental structure was completely destroyed during World War Two; fortunately it was rebuilt as a university and ultimately opened to the public. Visitors can explore the interior of the castle to learn about the Ryukyu Kingdom's captivating history.