Gushikawa Castle (Kume)

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Gushikawa Castle
具志川城
Kumejima, Okinawa
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled byRyūkyū Kingdom (16th century–1879)
 Empire of Japan (1879–1945)
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands(1945-1950)
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svgUnited States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands(1950-1972)
 Japan(1972-present)
Open to
the public
yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
Built15th century
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Miifugaa rock formation near Gushikawa Castle

Gushikawa Castle (具志川城, Gushikawa jō, Okinawan: Gushichan Gushiku) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Kumejima, Okinawa, on Kume Island. It was built in the 15th century. The Miifugaa rock formation can be seen from the castle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Benjamin. "Gushikawa Castle Ruins". kumeguide.com. Retrieved 2018-08-12.

Coordinates: 26°23′00″N 126°45′03″E / 26.3832°N 126.7509°E / 26.3832; 126.7509