Gushikawa Castle (Kume)

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Gushikawa Castle
Kumejima, Okinawa
Site information
Controlled byRyūkyū Kingdom (16th century–1879)
 Empire of Japan (1879–1945)
US flag 48 stars.svg United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands(1945-1950)
US flag 48 stars.svgUnited States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands(1950-1972)
Open to
the public
Site history
Built15th century
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Miifugaa rock formation near Gushikawa Castle

Gushikawa Castle (具志川城, Gushikawa jō, Okinawan: Gushichaa Gushiku[1]) 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.[2]


  1. ^ "グシチャー". 首里・那覇方言音声データベース (in Japanese).
  2. ^ Martin, Benjamin. "Gushikawa Castle Ruins". Retrieved 2018-08-12.

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