The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters (旧海軍司令部壕)
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.
Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Tomigusuku 236 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)
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- Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Tomigusuku 236 [map]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee] Adults450yen, Children230yen
* Friday revision Scheduled due to consumption tax increase after 10 Monday. Facility confirmation required.
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- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1-1,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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