• Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets
  • Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets
  • Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets
  • Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets
  • Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets

Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters Tickets

Step back in time at the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters in Okinawa. This historic site offers a glimpse into a crucial chapter of World War II. Delve deep underground and discover the tunnels and chambers where Japanese forces once operated. You'll gain insights into their daily lives, strategies, and the challenges they faced. The site also features a museum with artifacts and exhibits that provide a comprehensive understanding of this significant period. It's an educational and enlightening experience for history enthusiasts and anyone curious about the past. Book your tickets today to embark on this unique historical journey. Children aged 0-5 can enter free.

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Last Updated: 22nd Apr 2024
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Opening Hours:

Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Deep Dive into History: The headquarters offers a poignant look into the final stages of World War II, giving visitors a first-hand experience of the war's harsh realities.
  • Tunnel Exploration: The complex consists of 450 meters of tunnels. As you walk through, you can witness rooms that were used as offices, code rooms, and medical stations.
  • Commander’s Room: This is a crucial spot in the headquarters where Rear Admiral Ota and other officers took their lives during the war. It's a somber reminder of the tragedy of conflict.
  • Information Plaques: Throughout the tunnels, there are plaques and displays that provide context and information about the war and the site's significance.
  • Memorial Monuments: Several monuments stand as a tribute to the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa. It's a place of reflection and remembrance.
  • Panoramic Views: Located on a hill, the entrance area of the headquarters offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and city below.
  • Museum Visit: Adjacent to the tunnel entrance, there's a small museum that provides a detailed history of the Battle of Okinawa. Exhibits include photos, artifacts, and personal accounts.

What To Expect

Visiting the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters is like stepping into a time capsule from World War II. As you descend into the underground labyrinth, you'll explore the very tunnels and chambers where Japanese military personnel worked tirelessly during the war. Gain a profound understanding of the challenges they faced and the strategies they employed while living in this concealed world beneath the surface.

The site also houses a museum filled with wartime artifacts, photographs, and informative exhibits, providing context to the historical significance of this location. This visit is a compelling journey through history, offering a unique perspective on a pivotal period. Be prepared to be both educated and moved by the experience as you explore this fascinating historical site.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • Refunds and cancellations are not applicable for these tickets.

Know Before You Go

Operating Hours:

  • Mon - Sun: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (Last admission: 04:30 pm).
  • Open year round.

Location

236 Aza Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku-city, Okinawa, Japan.
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