Urasoe Yodore Royal Mausoleum

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Urasoe Yodore Royal Mausoleum

Area

The word Yodore refers to a quiet point in the evening when gentle breezes drift in from the sea (in contrast to the searing daytime heat). The mausoleum is located within Urasoe Castle ruins, to the north. King Eiso (1260-1299) and Sho Nei (1587-1620) are both entombed there. Built into a natural cavern, it is thought that this mausoleum became the prototype of Okinawan tomb design. The miniature stone shrine inside the tomb and a sculpture of a crane and turtle have been designated as important cultural assets. They are examples of old-style Okinawan art and a reminder of the colorful influence of Buddhist culture. The site is currently under restoration. It is hoped it might be reopened to the public in 2005.

Facility Information
A site reminiscent of the colorful influence of Buddhist culture and where King Eiso and Sho Nei are both entombed
Business Hours
Yodore Royal Mausoleum Museum: Tue.-Sun. 9:00 - 17:00
Closed
Dec. 28- Jun. 3
Address
Nakama,Urasoe-City, Okinawa Prefecture
Transportation Access
Approximately 20 min. from Okinawa Expressway: Nishihara I.C. by Car (expressway)