The gate was destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed through local campaigns and support in the 1950s and 60s. It became the first part of the Shuri Castle to be reconstructed, while decades would follow until the rest of the castle was restored. A picture of the gate appeared on the 2000 yen note issued in 2000 to commemorate the 26th G8 summit held in Okinawa.
This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Naha, Japan within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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Walking Tours in Naha, Japan
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 Km or 4.3 Miles
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles