Tamaudun Royal Mausoleum is the mausoleum where the 2nd Sho dynasty is entombed. It was built in 1501 during King Sho Shin’s period which was the golden age of Ryukyu Kingdom. It is a stone-built huge mausoleum, which was modeled on Shurijo Castle, and consists of 3 chambers from east to west. These chambers are to place the bones and surrounded by high stone walls. Since the mausoleum is the important example of unique stone-built memorial monument, it is designated as National Important Cultural Properties and National Historical Site.
How To Go There:
Car (Approximately 40 minutes – 1 hour)
Take Route 331 from Naha Airport, drive toward the center of Naha City, then turn right on Tomari Crossing. Next, take Route 29, turn right on Ikehata Crossing, and turn right in front of Shurijo Castle.
Map Code for car navigation system: 33 160 659
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Bus (Approximately 45 minutes)
Take express bus (#111) at Naha Airport and get off at “Asahibashi Station”. Take Makishi Kainan Loop Line (#14) at “Asahibashi Ekimae” bus stop and get off at “Shurijo Kouen Iriguchi” bus stop. Walk approximately 5 minutes.
Other route by bus
Take Naha City inbound bus (#1, 14, 17) or outbound bus (#46), and get off at “Shurijo Kouen Iriguchi” bus stop. Walk approximately 5 minutes. / Get on Shurijokamachi Line (#8) and get off at “Shurijo-mae” bus stop. Walk approximately 3 minutes.
Monorail (Approximately 40 minutes)
Take Yui Rail at Naha Airport, and get off at “Gibo Station”. Walk approximately 15 minutes.