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.
not personally visited
|English Name||Zakimi Castle|
|Alternate Names||Zakimi-gusuku, Yuntanza Gusuku|
|Year Founded||15th century|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles, UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Location||Yomitan, Okinawa Prefecture|
|Coordinates||26° 24' 31", 127° 44' 30"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2006|