Battle of Okinawa
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Visit two of the most historical places in Okinawa.
Peace Memorial Park located in South of Okinawa main land, is known as the area where the last confrontations of the Battle of Okinawa took place. The Peace Memorial Museum established on April 1, 2000 displays the range of individual war experiences. Its purpose is to pass on the message about the cruelty of war and importance of human life.
Next you'll visit the former Japanese Navy's Headquarter which is in the underground shelter and is an historical site. At the end of the war, Commander Minoru Ohta and other officers committed suicide in the shelter and it has not been changed since.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are more than 100 steps at the former Japanese Navy Headquarters in the underground shelter. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Traffic can be unpredictable. The driver will do his/her best to keep moving safely. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Delays occasionally extend tour duration.