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Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-850-4055
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Important piece of history

Great but somber piece of history. The room where the rear admiral committed suicide still has the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Selena O
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singapore
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Fascinating tunnels

This was one of the highlights of my recent Okinawa trip. I drove there in my rental car and took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
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The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquaters is located where Rear Admiral Ota and his men desperately fought to the end on 13 June,1945. You can view the commanding officer's room and the operations room as it was during the battle.Also the tunnnels,which were comstracted utilizing hoes and picks,still exist in their original condition.
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236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great but somber piece of history. The room where the rear admiral committed suicide still has the grenade holes in the wall.. send shivers up my spine

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of my recent Okinawa trip. I drove there in my rental car and took advantage of the free parking facilities. A short walk from the car park up the hill to the entrance of the tunnels. Must have been...More

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi to the tunnels from the cruise port. It took about 25 minutes and cost 1800Y. We wanted to fit as much as possible into our day and the tunnels were a must see. Entrance is 400Y pp + taxes, costing us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking public transport to get there was a little confusing (it wasn't well sign-posted), but the site itself is very well developed. There is a lot of English signage to explain the historical context of what you see in the tunnels. It's a very sobering...More

Thank Jubinee
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Access from Kokusai-dori - take the number 98 bus (we took from Makishi stop) to the stop called “Uebaru Danchi” which cost 230yen one way. After you get off the bus, walk in the direction the bus leaves, walk up the stairs to the top...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A very interesting place although there is multiple steps and it feels a little confining. It is well worth the trip if you have an interest in history. Some of the photos and displays are not in English but overall the self guided tour was...More

Thank cps449
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My family and I visited this exhibit and it was a wonderful trip through history. It was a great walk through history through the eyes of Japanese Sailors. The work conditions and living conditions examples were great. It was worth the trip.

Thank Cedric D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited here as part of a battlefield tour. To me this was a very sobering experience. It is difficult to understand the conditions endured by these soldiers and sailors. The conditions were extremely harsh. The caves were well defended and difficult to penetrate by US...More

Thank Tom1378
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

As I walked through the labyrinth of underground tunnels, I tried to imagine myself living, fighting and probably dying in these conditions. Unlike other military tunnel systems around the world (ie: Vietnam’s Cu Chi tunnels), these were built to an extraordinary standard and in such...More

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Well maintained and interesting look inside the Japanese defense of Okinawa. Signs in English are helpful with lots of black and white photos

Thank William T
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