Tamaudun -Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum-

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Tamaudun -Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum-

Area/South Area

The Tamaudon was built in 1501 as a mausoleum for the kings of the Second Sho Dynasty by the third king of that dynasty, Sho Shin. The mausoleum is built directly into natural rock and surrounded by stone walls. It consists of three inner chambers or crypts from east to west. The carefully washed bones of king and queen were enshrined in the eastern chamber, with the remains of other families placed in the western chamber. The central chamber was a temporary resting place of a coffin prior to bone cleaning. Externally, the mausoleum resembles a wooden structure. On the ridge of the roof the family crest, peonies, and other intricate designs were carved. Two large Shisa (lion-dog) statues sit above the mausoleum to the left and right as tomb guardians.

Inscribed on the Register of World Heritage Sites in December 2000 as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”

Facility Information
The Sho Dynasty mausoleum, protected by stone lion-dogs
Open year round
Admission Fee(junior high school students and under): 100JPY
Group rates(20 or more persons):50yen

Admission Fee(children under elementary school students): JPY
Free of Charge
1-3, Shuri Kinjo-cho,Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 903-0815
Transportation Access
Approximately 20min. from Okinawa Expressway: Naha I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 10min. from Nearest bus stop: Shurijo Koen Iriguchi by Walk

Approximately 15min. from Okinawa Urban Monorail: Shuri Station by Walk