Despite looking just like a gate, the Ishimon was not used as a way for people to come and go. Beyond it is a utaki – a sacred grove – where prayers where said for the safety of the King when he went on a pilgrimage.
Naha City, Shuri Mawashi 1-7 inside Shurijo Castle Park
|Access||10 minutes on foot from Shuri Station.
10-15 minutes on foot from Shurijo Koen Mae, Shurijo Mae and Yamakawa bus stops.
|Parking available||There is pay parking nearby|
|Closed||Open to the public all year round.