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A Trip to Okinawa 3: "Visiting the Castle Remains and the Roads of History" for iPhone/iPad

A Trip to Okinawa 3: "Visiting the Castle Remains and the Roads of History" isn’t a comprehensive guidebook to Okinawa; rather, it’s a collection of just 55 photographs on the theme of "Visiting the Castle Remains and the Roads of History" taken during the author’s own travels around Okinawa Main Island.
Each photograph is accompanied by an explanation reflecting the author’s own insights. Most are accompanied by a map (internet connection required) indicating where each photograph was taken.
The author’s hope is that it both serves as a reference for travel to Okinawa and inspires people to want to learn more about Okinawa.

A Trip to Okinawa 3: "Visiting the Castle Remains and the Roads of History" for iPhone/iPad - contents

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Nakijin-jyo (castle) Remains: Ushimi, Castle Wall Seen from the Outer Wall
  • 4. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Ushimi, Castle Wall Seen from the Outer Wall
  • 5. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Heiroumon (gate)
  • 6. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Old Road
  • 7. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Shijima-jyoukaku Seen from Main Wall
  • 8. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Southern Castle Wall
  • 9. Nakijin-jyo Remains : View from Uchibaru
  • 10. Nakijin-jyo Remains : Ushimi Castle Wall Seen from Uchibaru
  • 11. Zakimi-jyo Remains
  • 12. Zakimi-jyo Remains : Honmaru Arch Gate Seen from First Enclosure
  • 13. Zakimi-jyo Remains : Viewing Second Enclosure from the Wall of First Enclosure
  • 14. Zakimi-jyo Remains : Palace Remains in the First Enclosure
  • 15. Katsuren-jyo Remains
  • 16. Katsuren-jyo Remains : The Second Enclosure and the First Enclosure Seen from the Third Enclosure
  • 17. Katsuren-jyo Remains : Stairs Ascending Form the Second Enclosure to the First Enclosure
  • 18. Katsuren-jyo Remains : The First Enclosure
  • 19. Katsuren-jyo Remains : Viewing Nakagusuku Gulf From the First Enclosure
  • 20. Nakagusuku-jyo Remains : Castle Wall of Southeastern Part of the Second Enclosure
  • 21. Nakagusuku-jyo Remains : The Northern Enclosure
  • 22. Nakagusuku-jyo Remains : Castle Wall in the Eastern Side of the First Enclosure
  • 23. Nakagusuku-jyo Remains : Stairs Leading From the Northern Enclosure to the Third Enclosure
  • 24. The Residence of the Nakamura Family
  • 25. Urasoe Yodore
  • 26. Urasoe Yodore : First Garden’s East Room and West Room
  • 27. Urasoe-jyo Remains : Grave of Fuyu Iha
  • 28. Castle Wall of Urasoe-jyo Remains
  • 29. Urasoe-jyo Remains : View From the Main Palace Area
  • 30. Urasoe-jyo Remains : Monument In front of Urasoe-Jyo
  • 31. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Uraosoi History’s Road Sign
  • 32. Nakagami-Hosei-Kaidou : Ahacha-Bashi (Bridge)
  • 33. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Kyouduka Direction
  • 34. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Monument of Kyouduka
  • 35. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Nishi-Nu-Hira
  • 36. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Fe-Nu-Hira
  • 37. Sueyosi Park : Sueyosi-Gu Sankeidou (entrance path to the shrine)
  • 38. Sueyoshi Park : Sueyoshi-Gu Remains
  • 39. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Adani-gar (river)
  • 40. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Adani-gar-Utaki
  • 41. Nakagami-Housei-Kaidou : Tounokura-Village and Kushinu-Michi (road)
  • 42. Shuri-jyo Enkaku-ji (temple) Remains
  • 43. Shuri-jyo : Castle Walls
  • 44. Shuri-jyo : Ryuta
  • 45. Shuri-jyo : Shurei-mon (gate)
  • 46. Shuri-jyo : Sonohyan-Utaki-Ishimon (stone gate)
  • 47. Shuri-jyo : Kankai-Mon (gate)
  • 48. Shuri-jyo : Zuisen-Mon (gate)
  • 49. Shuri-jyo; Seiden (main palace)
  • 50. Tama-Udun
  • 51. Tama-Udun : East Room
  • 52. Kinjyo-Cho (town) : The Stone Pavement Road
  • 53. Kinjyo-Cho; The Stone Pavement Road
  • 54. Kinjyo-Cho : The Stone Pavement Road, Kanagusuku-muraya
  • 55. Kinjyo-Cho, O-Akagi (Javanese Bishopwood)
  • 56. Shikina-En Udun and Rokkaku-Dou
  • 57. Shikina-en : Kankou-dai’s View
  • 58. Afterword

About the author, Kaoru Hayashi

Writer, web designer, photographer and iOS App developer based in Kyoto.
Born in Kobe in 1972, around two months after the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty.
Admitted to the University of the Ryukyus in 1991, having first set foot on Okinawa for the entrance exams. Toured Okinawan battlefields, visited U.S. military bases, snorkeled, drank "awamori," and generally fell in love with Okinawa’s culture, nature, and history.
Founded DEEP KICK.com in 2000 and began working as an independent web designer/programmer.
Twitter username: @deepkick, hashtag: #okinawakikou
My FaceBook page
My Flickr
Hobbies include reading, tennis, marathon running, and watching sports. Participant in the Naha Marathon since 2009.