There were nice walking paths shaded by tall trees and birds were singing. Quite a quiet, peaceful spot. The main path lead up to the castle walls.
Huge blocks of stone still holding strong since the 15th century. "Ryukyuan militarist Gosamaru, Zakimi Castle oversaw the northern portion of the Okinawan mainland. The gusuku fortress has two inner courts, each with an arched gate. This is Okinawa's first stone arch gate featuring the unique keystone masonry of the Ryukyus. (Wikipeida)" Zakimi castle is said to have been built by having the stones from Gosamaru’s former castle moved one by one by a human chain of workers!