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Ryutan Site

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Much to see - and no crowds!

Sprawling park sitting at the foot of Shurijo Castle. The grounds include a large pond (with lots... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
backpacker31
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Beautiful and Serene

Loved this place. You can see it when you are walking to or from the Shurijo Castle. The fish and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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1 Shuri Mawashicho, Naha 903-0816, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We enjoyed walking around this pod after visiting the Shuri Castle. It was a very peaceful walk for 30 minutes and also enjoyed to see small animals such as ducks and turtles.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Sprawling park sitting at the foot of Shurijo Castle. The grounds include a large pond (with lots of ducks), walking pathways and numerous historical sites such as a shrine built atop a pond, an ancient temple, the remains of underground wartime tunnels, an impressive stone...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Ryutan, literally means Dragon Lake, was a man-made lake built in the 15th century. State banquets with foreign delegates were used to be held on dragon boats sailing on the lake. It is now part of the Shuri Castle Park. Don't just rush to see...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

When this pond was built in 1427, the original Shuri Castle was very close, destroyed during WWII, the original Castle is now the home to the University of the Ryukyus. Ryutan Pond then was the place where Banquets were held for visiting dignitaries, mainly from...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved this place. You can see it when you are walking to or from the Shurijo Castle. The fish and turtles are abundant and gives you a lot to look at and watch. It also isn't that utilized and so it's a beautiful place to...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Located at the shuri castle grounds, this is a nice place to stop and take photo and at the same time enjoy the views and the geese.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are so many beautiful ducks, turtles and fish here! The friends that I visited with came prepared to feed them and that made the experience extra special. Plan to spend about an hour if you bring a bag of food. Visited in July 2015.

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very close to Shuri Castle amongst other places. bring bread for the fish, ducks and turtles and what not. they're very friendly creatures and very pleasant to feed the fishes.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was a tranquil area where there were almost no people. It is easily accessible either before or after your visit to Shuri Castle and costs no extra. It is on the Shuri Castle map you are given with the entrance fee and is easy...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Very peacful place for a quiet walk after visiting the Castle. Lost of Ducks and Coy fish to see as you stroll along the banks of the pond.

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Cholladda S
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Yes, yes you can..🤔 to your hearts content really. 👍🏽
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Response from Angelina_Red | Reviewed this property |
You can get to Shuri Castle by Yuri rail and Routan is a 10 min walk from the castle visitor center. They will give you a map with all surrounding sites.
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