Tourist attraction

Mii Gusuku (Mii Castle)


It is noted that the building of Mii Gusuku, also known as “Ounuohiya Gusuku,” was done by the a powerful family of Sobe village “Ounuufuya” whose daughter became the wife of King Sho Sei.
Initially, along with Yarazamui Gusuku, it is a fortress to defend the country from pirates called “Wako” which were active along the coast of the Korean peninsula and Chinese mainland from the 13th century to the 16th century, facing the Rinkai-ji Temple on the middle of the dam, existed on the the tip of the long embankment lined with four bridges, Reclamation of part of the sea which was called the “Nishi no Umi (Sea of ​​the West)” during the Meiji period Taisho period progressed, which became the topography we see today.
Around 1832, Hokusai Katsuhiko drew the design of the “Kyuyo Hakkei” which is a piece of the “Ryukyu Hakkei,” and if you view the “Rinkaikosei Urasoe Art Museum Collection,” you can see what it looked like before it was reclaimed.
Along with the decline of the Wako pirates, the role of harbor defense by Mii Gusuku diminished,
As sung in the Ryukyuan dance “Kafu,” it has come to be known as ‘the cape to see off a loved one who has set sail.’
Today, we cannot see what it was like in the time when the long embankment fort was there, but you can see the monuments, such as the “Mizugami” or “Gozojin” remaining as historic site.

Basic information

900-0036 3-2-25 Nishi Naha Okinawa
Business hours
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Close day
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It is not a parking lot, but there is space available to park a few cars.
Access information
Head north on the Route 58 from Naha Airport, turn left at the Meijibashi intersection, it is behind the "Loisir Hotel & Super Tower Naha."

Additional Information

Academic information
The Yarazamui Gusuku (Yarazamui Castle), built in 1554, was once located on the other shore of Naha port, which was a trading port during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Having been built a little later than the Yarazamui Gusuku and it means a new castle in the Okinawan language, and as a protector of Naha Port, the Mii Gusuku still has many local people visiting to offer prayers and honoring ancestors.