Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, Tomigusuku

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Visitors to Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters will find many sad, poignant reminders of the terrible loss of life that took place here in Okinawa, and of the painful legacy of war. The naval base was established in 1944 using pickaxes and hoes, and was 450 m (1,476.3 ft) in length. In the post-war years, the site was left untouched until it was re-opened in 1970, after being renovated. At that time, the remains of around 2,400 people were recovered. Traverse the tunnels observing relics and artifacts, including a telegram from the forces' final commander Rear Admiral Minoru Ota, sent just days before he and 175 of his men committed "seppuku," a form of ritual suicide. Stories like this echo throughout the tight corridors, officer's rooms, code rooms, and staff room. Put Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters into our Tomigusuku trip itinerary maker site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tomigusuku.
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  • I went with 6 people. My husband and I went several times, but first my sister married parents in Osaka and Tokyo. I went wanted to know the history of Okinawa. Shouldn't be causing war never again! Thought is the place to.
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  • When turn on the South side in the tourist taxi was better. I think it's pretty romantic I'd car. Fresh bullets after a trench. Naha than to go to the Northern tourist destinations, said what is left still war-scarred southern. I was shocked is the Himeyuri Memorial Tower more than meaning.
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  • Visit places one would be in when it came to Okinawa last time gave no location. Reception is open until 5 a.m. evening because 4:30 was fine as it was. Entered from the reception building at the top of the Park in the first one room exhibit down the stairs walking into a bunker, around. The distance because it has become a bunker under the Park was pretty. Never get lost because the route is displayed tight. Since the last out from under the car parked on the entrance side, also climbed. Stunned at the itoman Himeyuri Memorial Tower Memorial, but here is what breaks my heart in another sense it was.
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