Shore Excursion Details

Battle of Okinawa

Nakagusuku, Japan

Battle of Okinawa

DETAILS

  • 6
    hrs Estimate Duration

Gain insight into one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific Theater and see how Okinawa has commemorated the soldiers and civilians that lost their lives during this last major battle of World War II. Your immersion into the Battle of Okinawa will begin at Peace Memorial Park, a somber site with dozens of memorial monuments constructed in an area where the battle eventually came to an end. Nearby, you will find the Himeyuri Monument, a memorial to the female high school students and teachers that died during the battle while attending to injured Japanese soldiers in a makeshift underground hospital. The Japanese Navy also had their command center underground, and it hasn’t changed much since the last days of the battle in June 1945. Descend the 100 or so steps to it, and you will see the staff rooms and narrow tunnels that the Japanese occupied in their desperate attempt to defend Okinawa.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing on gravel paths, slopes, going up and down 105 stone steps and narrow passages at the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, guests with mobility concerns, those who walks with sticks or need any support or those affected by claustrophobia. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. No photographs or video are allowed inside the facilities.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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