Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum

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This is a mausoleum which was built in 1501 by King Sho Shin for the purpose of reburying the remains of his father, King Sho En, and thereafter successive generations from the dynasty were buried here. The grave chambers are divided into three rooms: the middle chamber is a room where remains are enshrined before the bones of the dead are cleansed, and the bones of the king and the queen are in the eastern chamber while the bones of other family members are buried in the western chamber. The whole mausoleum is a stone-built structure representing a palace with a shingle roof of that time, and the area of the cemetery is 2,442 square meters. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2000 as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu”.

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[Admission fee to view] Adults 300 yen, Children (Junior High School Students and below) 150 yen
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Dull
    2.0 Reviewed : 2023.07.21
    I do appreciate the history and significance of the Mausoleum, but as a tourist attraction - no.It is just very dull and grey.It isnt expensive to get in but I would rather have spent my time...
  • Worthwhile visit especially if visiting the castle!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.05.23
    Built in 1501, the mausoleum was built to re-entomb King Sho En and is the Royal Mausoleum. I recommend visiting the mausoleum while touring the Shuri Castle as it is right down the street and part...
  • Royal Tomb
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.15
    For some odd reason, the thing that struck me the most here was the older woman who was raking the dirt of footprints and leaves. I felt like she was still in the service of the kings, probably...

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