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SHURI CASTLE FESTIVAL roars to a crescendo this weekend, capping a full week of activities, parades, candlelight ceremonies and ancient costumes.  Another traditional procession takes place Saturday, beginning at 12:50 p.m., at the Shuri Castle Park paid area. Entry is via Shuri Gate and Torihori area.  Visitors are encouraged to use the Shuri Station or Gibo Station monorail stops to visit Shuri Castle Park, where parking is oftentimes difficult. The park is open 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. for the festival.