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Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-850-4055
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For Those Who Are Interested In WW2 History

For those who are interested in WW2 history this is the place to visit in Okinawa. This will help... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dale L
Aiken, South Carolina
Worth searching out for

Accessible by public bus about half an hour from downtown Naha. The underground tunnel was well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ordinary g
Vancouver, Canada
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku 901-0241, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-850-4055
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For those who are interested in WW2 history this is the place to visit in Okinawa. This will help give you the Japanese side of the Battle of Okinawa together with the Peace Memorial Park. I recommend visiting both sites.

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible by public bus about half an hour from downtown Naha. The underground tunnel was well built. The history was explained in details. A bit hard to find but google map would help. If you go by public bus, there is a nice noodle shop...More

Thank Ordinary g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about the Okinawan viewpoint regarding World War II. It really is amazing how the Underground Headquarters was built, and you will appreciate the tremendous effort that went into creating the place.

Thank joeinfx
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Visiting here brought me to tears. I read up about the war before going to Okinawa but coming here really gave an insight about the war. It is an important reminder of what human beings are capable of. So sad. Parking is free. I recommend...More

Thank ellycmc7
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

To see where the Japanese ended their official resistance and their lives on Okinawa. Under six are free, walking around 150 stairs into the earth is not difficult. The headquarters are labeled in English and Japanese so you can clearly understand the layout and design....More

Thank j_w_a_traveller
Reviewed 1 April 2017

There is a small museum at the entrance where you purchase your tickets. While the tunnels aren't very long (they are semi-circular), you do have to walk down over 100 steep and slippery steps to get to them (we heard someone slip down them when...More

Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've been to this place several times throughout middle and high school. It's stuffy, damp, and aggravates my claustrophobia. I give it 5 stars because of the supernatural experience I had in 2005. On a school field trip a classmate took a photo of me...More

4  Thank EmmaLee2010
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

it is a bit hard to get to but worth it. it was an educational and educational experience. extremely well done. the gift shop at the end will call a cab

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a site you must visit to gain a greater understanding of Okinawa and it's place in history. If also offers an insight into Japanese culture.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The bunker was a bit short but the corridor was wider than thought. And it was creepy to see the sucidal spot with holes on the wall.

Thank Stan L
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23 May 2017|
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Response from j_w_a_traveller | Reviewed this property |
500 Yen adults, 250 Yen Students