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Nakagusuku Castle ruin, World Heritage Site
Japan

Nakagusuku castle was built from 14th to 15th century.  In this place, Seiden, the main building, had been build.  After the Meiji era, the building on this site was used as a village office. The castle ruin was designated as a UNESCO World heritage site in 2000.

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