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Address: As Matuis Drive, 96950, Mariana Islands
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A somber place worthy of visiting

The Last Command Post contains some WWII relics and Japanese and Korean memorials. The memorials are touching and very respectful. It was interesting to compare how these cultures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last command post of the Japanese, suicide cliff and the memorials and scattered guns and tanks with the signs of war was immensely moving. My father fought here. Here are the Japanese, Korean and Okinawan memorials to the civilians who chose suicide over surrendering to the Americans, surrounded by the beautiful flame trees. It is hard to believe such... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

One cannot ignore the role that Saipan played in WWII as a major battlefield between the US and Japan. There are tanks and guns found throughout the island but the Last Command Post is an important visit for a few minutes. There is a cave and memorials nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The Last Command Post contains some WWII relics and Japanese and Korean memorials. The memorials are touching and very respectful. It was interesting to compare how these cultures memorialize the fallen compared to how US culture does at the American Memorial Park. It was also really interesting to see the command post and the artillery relics considering how old they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This could be a nice historical site. If the government cared to maintain it. The historical significant is interesting and it could be cool. However, it is overgrown, lots of wasps live in the site and it has very little explication.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Its a symbolic places that represents lost of command from the Japanese during WWII. Nothing very interesting, but correlating what you see and the history. Alright to visit, but don't expect much

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Suva, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

a walk down into history with several equipment including a small tank and several guns. Few notice boards with explanations.

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Enderby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Another historical site on Saipan. There are several pieces of weapons used by the Japanese. Be sure to climb the steps to see & walk inside the cave. See the bomb holes made on the walls.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Very well kept and peaceful... We were very impressed with how well-kept the grounds are. It is a very solemn place to reflect on the tragedy of war.

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is the spot to which the Japanese command retreated and made their final effort to hold the island against the US forces in the War of the Pacific. The command post itself is built in the rock and is rather small, must have been crowded. The park has some war equipment displayed about the grounds. Most touching, although not... More 

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is the last command post used by the Japanese. There are steps to go up into the carved rock command post. Be sure to visit the memorials (Korean, Okinawan, Japanese) next to this command post.

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