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Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

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Address: 236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241 , Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-850-4055
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Okinawa shows very little scars from the Pacific War but the museum and the actual underground facilities will bring history much closer Tham reading about it or watching a video... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Maui
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okinawa shows very little scars from the Pacific War but the museum and the actual underground facilities will bring history much closer Tham reading about it or watching a video. If you're on the monorail, get off at Onoyama Station and catch a cab, it's about 500 yen. Be sure to look at the exhibits in the museum first before... More 

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Yeosu, South Korea
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited here on a quiet Thursday in January. We were some of the only people in the tunnels and really took our time reading and looking around. The story behind the complex is amazing and incredibly sad. It's a true reminded of the meaninglessness of war and the destruction brought by it. It's very interesting to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our cruise time in Okinawa in October we chose an excursion called "Battle of Okinawa" which encompassed this site, the Himeyuri girls site and the Peace Park. We first visited the former hq of the Japanese Navy with its underground wandering tunnels, dug-out rooms and relics. The dim lighting, narrowness and dankness again reinforces that war cannot be pleasant... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never imagined strolling these quarters...to see the walls wounded with bullets and hear/read of the monstrosities of the times. Must do when possible.

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Kimberly, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place was really nice. Great area to learn about history and see some. Being a retired Marine, this helped with remembering the Battle Of Okinawa.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit if you are into WW2 history. The destruction of Okinawa was unbelievable. The Japanese soldiers fought till the end with make-shift weapons.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Came here after visiting the castle and before visiting Humeyuri Girls' School/Peace Shrine. This is an excellent progression if you want to learn round from the Japanese side of the Battle of Okinawa. f Admission is Y440 for Adults and Y220 for childeren. Open year round from 8:30am-5pm. The Japanese Navy Corps of Engineers dug the tunnel complex in 1944.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Perhaps one of the most poignant reminders of Okinawa's bloody World War II history is in the underground tunnels that became the HQ for the Japanese naval officers and soldiers. About 300m of the original 450m underground tunnel complex still exists and there are numerous labels and pictures helping visitors to fully appreciate the history of the site. The tunnels... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It is easily accessible by bus from Kokusai Dori. It is a must-see if you like to learn about the Okinawa war.

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Thank MickyMouseTour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I an a huge history buff especially WWII. The site had a little museum to brief you on history, then you get to explore through the tunnels. It was remarkable to see the work of the soldiers who built the tunnels.

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