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Address: Shurikinjocho, Naha 903-0815, Okinawa Prefecture
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Of limited interest to tourists

Of quite limited interest, since the tombs can only be seen from outside. There is a small museum also, but as there are very few explanations in English, it's not really that... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Of quite limited interest, since the tombs can only be seen from outside. There is a small museum also, but as there are very few explanations in English, it's not really that interesting.

Thank teturtia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place is less popular to visit than Shurijo, but just as culturally important. The remains of the kings from the Ryukyu Dynasty can be found here, even though it was largely damaged during the war. It is a beautiful place that any visitor to Naha should definitely check out.

Thank Molly S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It really is just a tomb, unique in design for Japan, with a tiny (really tiny) museum. Entrance is 300 Yen, aprox 10 min from Shuri castle. Took about 10-15 min to see all if you dont know what you look at. But the lady at the ticket office was nice.

Thank Kristina P
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

since I had purchased a 2 day monorail ticket!..It is the burial place for Rhykyuu kings,,it served as their mausoleum for many years!..It is recommended that you go to the museum downstairs to look at the urns..Not much English translation, but most tourists were Japanese or Chinese..! Then, you can look at the remains of the mausoleum..which look like empty... More 

Thank Marta E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Very special feeling being there. The museum is just an underground room with remains from the Ryukyuu kings but it was interesting for me. The outside site, the actual burial place, is very interesting, charged spiritual somehow, good for walking and meditation in the same time. Great trees with incredible dense roots in the park.

Thank Shinmyoken
Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Tama-u-dun was built in 1501 to re-entomb the remains of King Sho En by King Sho Shin. Impressive stone building if for that time. Too bad it's not included in the Shuri Castle entrance fee.

Thank Ronin-Kris
Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The museum aspect to it is good, and will help make sense of things when you come to view the main site itself. It's worth a visit, though, how long you'll visit for depends on each individual.

Thank Martin O
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This one is really quite small... There is a one-room tiny museum with just a handful of things presented and quite clumsy English translation provided, which was a bit hard to understand in places. The tomb itself looks nice and creepy, however since you can't go in, it's worthy of one photo and 1 minute of walking around... Then there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

A short walk from Shurijo castle is Tamaudun Mausoleum, there is a small entrance fee but you will probably have the whole place to yourself as it seems to be completely overshadowed by the Castle up the road. The Mausoleum , like most such structures was damaged by recent historical events and is thus not the original - but its... More 

Thank WW_Traveller023
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

We had expected more, you could only see the building from the outside you were not allowed inside the building itself, so nothing. So really nothing more than a brick wall to look at.

Thank Lostmarbles

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