Shuri Castle (Shurijo) is the largest castle o…

Shuri Castle (Shurijo) is the largest castle on the Okinawan Islands. It was the palace of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom. The Ryukyu Kingdom was a Tributary State to China. Because of this the ancient architecture of Okinawa is a fascinating blend of both Chinese and Japanese styles.

This castle was almost entirely destroyed in WW2. The castle standing today is a reconstruction built in 1992.