Tomari gusuku

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  • Type: Okinawan gusuku
  • Status: Ruins
  • Japanese/Okinawan: (Tomari gusuku / Tumai gusuku)

Tomari gusuku (not to be confused with the town of Tomari in Naha) was a fortress located in what is today Yomitan village in central Okinawa. It served as a watchtower and trading base for the main fortress of the area, Yara gusuku, located a short distance away.

Tomari is famous as the supposed location where the son of Chiyomatsu (third lord of Nakijin gusuku), and great-grandchild of King Eiso, took refuge after a failed rebellion.


  • Kitahara Shûichi. A Journey to the Ryukyu Gusuku 琉球城紀行。 Naha: Miura Creative, 2003. p93.