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Suicide Cliff

Mariana Islands
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to know and see the history of Guam and people who lived there before. We took a limousine hummer with my friend and took a trip of evening Guam. Cliff was so scary in a day time, I felt like sorrow, fear and tears are in these rocks, I felt sorry about these suicide people, but its... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a different location than Suicide Cliff. Besides the beautiful breeze and view, there is a sad story. I was amazed with all the monuments erected here. But I really enjoyed reading the American monuments where you can read the accounts of the locals (I assume civilian population, but could have been a Japanese soldier) being told from the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing view. Rent a car, as it is cheaper than a cab ride. Then go to Bonzai cliffs. Start at the American memorial museum so that you understand the history.

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Blountstown, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful site with well constructed and safe lookout point. Awe inspiring and sobering. Peace Memorial nearby is also very beautiful.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

As one of the Japanese WWII landmarks, this is the place where Japanese families jumped off a very tall cliff in order not to be captured by the invading Americans. The park below the cliff is absolutely beautiful with blooming ornamental trees, winding paths and beautiful stone monuments from both Japan and Korea. If you are interested in WWII history,... More

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great views and lovely drive up there. It seems to be very windy and that’s a welcomed relief from the hot, humid weather we have at times.

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galveston, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The views are spectacular. Not only from the mountain top, but also from the lower cliffs. The Japanese and the island dwellers committed suicide from both places. Mountain top - Don't miss the religious shrine at the top of the mountain. When we visited, a small religious service captivated us. Photos attached.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Suicide and Banzai cliffs were the scene of a very grim part of the war in the Pacific. When the Japanese lost the fight for the island hundreds of troops and Japanese residents of the island committed suicide by jumping off these spots. Memorials have been placed there to commemorate what happened.

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Before i knew about the history of Suicide Cliffs i thought it was just another tourist trap and of course its one of the most travelled places in Saipan for tour groups but.. after learning of the story of what actually happened and if you imagine you are in that time and you had only two choices. Be captured or... More

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Seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It's worth renting a car to get here, and to the command post and other sites. Beautiful places to visit, and worth taking time to think about the history of the island.

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