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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  • This is the headquarters of the cave was used by the Navy near the end of the war. Admission, as Australia still has you can see inside. Japan Government left the Daejeon Lieutenant General and read the letter addressed to impress. Also thanks to the people of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan right now, have to thank sincerely felt.
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  • Close to the airport, can visit the exhibits and hideouts inside. Parking is also free. Many people absent staff because it was a weekday, or coming from the exit. The tag you're children and can be quite sorry.
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  • District General of the Navy during the very bloody battle of okinawa, the galleries to visit. Photos attest to the violence of the fighting, are well preserved. An Admiral's himself, feeling the lost battle.
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