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Former Navy HQ Headquarters Fees for visiting historical buildings for war and peace provided by Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

Former Navy HQ Headquarters Fees for visiting historical buildings for war and peace

Former Navy HQ Headquarters Fees for visiting historical buildings for war and peace
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Duration:
45m
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45m
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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Tickets are usually sold only in cash, but if you make a reservation on TripAdvisor, you can enter smoothly without cash. We will adjust and wait so that the customer who made the reservation and the customer of the group do not enter at the same time.
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  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Old Navy HQ Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Duration
45m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Old Navy HQ Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
15 reviews
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Niameow
Canada252 contributions
Feb 2020
First, you will go through the museum part where it educates you about the war on Okinawa. Then, you will enter the tunnel which used to be the headquarters. I thought I was somewhat familiar with and understood what happened during the war. Going through the tunnel, it still gave me chill looking at the marks of grenades where officers committed suicides. There are no blood marks (that I could see), but seeing the marks on the wall really hit me hard in a different way from reading about the war. I don't think I would have experienced that any other way. If you are interested in history, I believe this place is a must visit.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew H
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
Dec 2019
the location is within the Naha City limits so its accessible, for those on public transport it can get tedious and long way to reach the location. thos driving, the carpark is foc. parking is on two levels the upper level is near the entrance to the exhibition and the lower level is near the exit of the exhibition.
Written January 26, 2020
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YinzerTakesAWalk
Pittsburgh, PA26 contributions
Apr 2019
For those with historical interests - lots of steps for those that have a hard time with them, as it IS underground. Though there's an elevator that can take you down to the one room museum that has a fascinating variety of historical documents, medical and military items, and statistical charts. English translations of the Japanese captions are basic and straightforward.

The rooms of the tunnels themselves are well preserved. Highlight of our trip.
Written November 10, 2019
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Steph
5 contributions
Dec 2019
I thought it was a good experience to visit in person - you really get a sense of exactly how small and cramped everything is and it was sobering to imagine the tunnels full of people. I'm not a huge history buff though so I didn't get much more out of it. It's an easy walk though and worth seeing if you're already in the area.
Written January 29, 2020
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MikeH91
Okinawa City, Japan42 contributions
Feb 2020
If you like war history, this is a must for you to visit.
This sightseeing spot is close to Naha airport and very inexpensive to visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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Pang L
37 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This should be the first place to visit when anyone visits Okinawa. It gives a good introduction and overview of the battle between allied forces and the Japanese military during WW2. There is so much history. The damage is etched into the walls by grenades when the commanding general committed suicide with his officers. You can see and touch these.
Written December 8, 2019
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Richard H
Newport, Australia55 contributions
2400 bodies were recovered after the battle for Okinawa ended on June15 1945.

You take 101 steps down to the underground headquarters and can access about 300m of the original 450 m of tunnels.

A stark reminded of the absolute futility of war .
Written November 18, 2019
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George A
Phoenix, AZ189 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are into WWII history, this is a must-visit attraction. The series of underground rooms tell the story of the Japanese defense of the island, the American invasion, and the utter devastation and horror that took place. The rooms are mostly bare, so you have to imagine, but there are great signs and photos throughout describing life and death in the bunker. Most moving for me was reading the final telegram that Adm. Ota sent to his commanders: a man seeing his own mortality and taking the time to write this letter commending the efforts of all Okinawans for their sacrifice. Be warned the passages are narrow, slippery, and if you're tall you need to watch your head! Don't miss the one-room museum on the top floor as you buy your ticket. It's a good overview of the Battle of Okinawa. Also, this is not an easy place to reach by public transportation: you need to take a bus toward Oroku (best from main bus station next to Asahibashi monorail station, #55 or #98), exit at Uebaru Danchi Mae, and walk about 15 minutes uphill. Note also the bus stop in Naha heading to Oroku is not at the bus terminal, but across the street. If in doubt, there is a Tourist Info Office in the bus terminal and they can point you in the right direction.
Written October 18, 2019
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By: Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters
Mooncake1969
Mooncake1969
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amazing the digging these guys did
amazing how these guy dug this set of tunnels with only a axe. during the walk I noticed some tunnels don't have ac
Malcolm_See
Malcolm_See
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Worth a short visit if around the area
Best way to go about this museum is to start at the exhibition area where there were some artifacts and facts on th
ongwl82016
ongwl82016
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Small But Worth A Visit
If you drive, it is convenient to get there. The museum is not huge but very informative. The tunnel is also not lo
scottofhawaii
scottofhawaii
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Kinda Empty
This place lacks realia. The only real objects I saw in the tunnel system were a wooden table and some chairs, and
Osakaboi
Osakaboi
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Important to know
I wasnt mentally prepared when i came to visit this site. It was haunting and the energy was both positive and sa
325jazt
325jazt
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Good to visit
I went there by bus. Its quite accessible. From the bus stop, u just need to go up a flight of stairs and walk for
Global_Traveller11
Global_Traveller11
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Fascinating look at Okinawa history
Incredible to see these well preserved tunnels and structures from WW2. The museum was mostly in Japanese but ther
MTM75
MTM75
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Very interesting perspective on the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Visit the small museum and tour the underground tunnel system that protected the Japanese Navy commanding unit duri
lithlith
lithlith
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Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters
We visited the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters as part of a cruise ship excursion while in Okinawa. I
HappyAKA
HappyAKA
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Brought us back to the war. Very educational
We came on a stormy morning in June. It was not hard to find, Google GPS spot on. Parking was easy and the whole
Pomommie
Pomommie
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Enlightening
Very sobering, similar to feel of the holocaust museum in Washington , DC. This site and museum were worth the hour
justmeinsanjose
justmeinsanjose
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Absolute Must for an Okinawa visit
I find it amazing that this place just sang of the true impact of war on the local Okinawan people. Here is where t
neonmomf
neonmomf
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Historical,Informational,Eye Opening
Nice place to visit during rainy day. Parking was free and a short walk from the place . Entrance to museum and und
Penny C
Penny C
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Interesting place to visit
Small museum with pictures and information in Japanese and English about the battle of Okinawa. The tunnels and hea
davehoppy
davehoppy
00
A must see for history buffs
I loved walking around this venue. It was not too crowded and our last place to visit in Okinawa later in the day.
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