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One of the island's most famous attractions is Shurijo Castle in the heart of Naha. Unlike other Japanese castles, this looks completely different. It is wrapped in a beautiful red and has a very tropical look. The Shurijo Castle served as the center of the Ryukyu Kingdom, from where the region's politics were managed. With architectural influences from China and Japan, the castle displays its extraordinary cultural and historical values in unique brickwork and architectural design. Shurijo was named a World Heritage Site in December 2000. Unfortunately, the main building was just under construction during my visit, but it was disguised so that you hardly noticed that you did not see the original castle. I liked the most the red tiled roofs and the small gardens everywhere. Also the castle walls reminded me to the Chinese wall. Most of the castle park can be entered for free. if you want to see the main buildings and also the exhibition you need to pay an entrance fee of 820 Yen.