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Why Okinawa?

World Heritage Sites


World of “Ryukyu” Led by 9 World Heritage Sites Okinawa was formerly called the “Ryukyu Kingdom” from the 14th to 16th century. 9 structures and ruins symbolizing the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom are registered as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” World Heritage sites. “Gusuku” are regarded as fortresses of regional chieftains in the Ryukyu era. Immerse yourself in the unique Ryukyu history and culture by visiting these structures and ruins developed over time through contact with various neighboring countries.