Tokyo a fire broke out early thursday and spread quickly through historic shuri castle on japans southern island of okinawa nearly destroying the unesco world heritage site. During the july 2000 summit of the group of eight major powers in okinawa leaders had dinner in the north hall.
Like a large part of the castle it was restored after the war of 1939 1945 and today it is travelers and locals who come to visit.
Okinawa world heritage site shuri castle. Its in shuri castle park that you will find the sonohyan utaki stone gate built in 1519also a world heritage site this limestone gate served as a place of worship for the royal family. Camp foster okinawa a fire on thursday destroyed significant portions of shuri castle a unesco world heritage site in naha the okinawa prefectural capital. By jan wesner childs october 31 2019 1050 am edt.
Easily accessible from naha airport and the citys international street hub this reconstructed castle attracts some18 million tourists per year making it one of the five most visited castles in japan. Massive fire fueled by winds destroys much of okinawas shuri castle a world heritage site. Shuri castle is one of the most popular destinations in naha the capital of okinawa prefecture.
The castle rebuilt in 1992. Thanks to the faithful nature of the postwar reconstruction shuri castle was registered as a world heritage site in 2000 along with the surrounding complex and other ryukyu sites in the region. The castle is a unesco world heritage site.
Sui gushiku is a ryukyuan gusuku castle in shuri okinawa prefecture japanbetween 1429 and 1879 it was the palace of the ryukyu kingdom before becoming largely neglectedin 1945 during the battle of okinawa it was almost completely destroyedafter the war the castle was re purposed as a university campus. Shuri castle shuri jo okinawan. File photo of shuri castle in august 2014.
A fire tore through world heritage listed shuri castle in japans southern island of okinawa on thursday reducing the main hall of the more than 500 year old landmark to a charred skeleton. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at shuri castle listed as a world heritage site in naha on the southern island of okinawa japan october 31 2019 in this photo taken by kyodo. The castle ruins excluding the restored buildings were registered as japans 11th unesco world heritage site in 2000 along with ancient monuments in the island prefecture.