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The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters (旧海軍司令部壕)

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Historical Monument

The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters is an underground bunker complex constructed in 1944. There were around 450 meters of tunnels in total; the aim was to enable the defense of Okinawa to be carried on for as long as possible. The underground complex held a total of around 4,000 personnel; many lives were lost here. In 1970, 300 meters of the tunnels (including the command center) were restored, and opened to the public. There is a museum with a display of items recovered from the underground bunker complex, including weapons, uniforms, letters written to family members, etc.

place

Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Tomigusuku 236 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0988504055
place

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2021/01/12 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 dont have access. I hope one day they open those areas up. Nice little museum with some moving...
Reviewed:2020/03/07 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 the naval division and the war. Then, you will enter the tunnel down to where used to...
Reviewed:2020/01/04 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 long but we took our time to cover every corner and understand from the boards that...

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Address
Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Tomigusuku 236 [map]
Area
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
Phone
0988504055
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]Adults600yen, Children300yen
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
※Free
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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