Zakimi Castle 座喜味城
|Alternate Name||Zakimi-gusuku, Yuntanza Gusuku|
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||National Historic Site|
|Historical Value||UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Website||Gusuku Sites - Zakimi Castle|
|Notes||not personally visited|
Zakimi Castle was originally built to check the rising power of the Hokuzan Kingdom to the North. After the Chuzan Kingdom defeated Hokuzan, Lord Gosamaru moved to Nakijin Castle to govern over the area for the Chuzan Kingdom.
Zakimi Castle, along with Shuri Castle and several other related sites in Okinawa, were desiganted a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2000. They are also designated a National Historical Site.
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