Built in 1933 by the Okinawa Kaiyukai and the Navy war memorial tower erection promotion party. In October 2008, the Okinawa Kaiyukai Corporation (today named the General incorporated association Okinawa Kaiyukai) executed some facade maintenance work. The square located in front of the memorial tower offers a beautiful view of Shuri Castle and the southern urban areas.
On the 2nd floor of the visitor center can be found a photograph exhibition about the Battle of Okinawa. On the 1st floor is played a DVD titled “Another account of the Battle of Okinawa” which was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This document is based on 22 testimonies reported by people who experienced the tragic Battle of Okinawa when they were children and recited by children of approximately the same age as the reporters.
This is the actual tunnel complex dug by the former Japanese Navy. It is preserved and maintained as a valuable site that conveys the reality of the war.
The directly managed shop of the Navy shelter sells original T-shirts and paperweights among other articles.
8:30-17:00 (October to June)
8:30-17:30 (July to September)
Open year round
|Individual||Adult 440 yen / Children 220 yen|
|Group||Adult 390 yen / Children 190 yen|
|(Group admission is for 20 or more people.)|
|Disabled person||Adult 220 yen / Children 110 yen|
|Monorail 1 day pass user||Adult 350 yen / Children 150 yen|
|(Other discount tickets cannot be used together with one of the above reductions.)|
The park has 10 large bus parking lots and 100 regular car parking lots available for free.
The visitor center is barrier free equipped. It has toilets accessible by wheelchair. 2 wheelchairs are also available for lending. However, in regards to visiting the tunnel complex, the entrance has stairs leading to the headquarters. For visitors wishing to visit in wheelchairs, the access is done from the exit slope. Please check and reserve in advance.
236 Aza Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku-city, Okinawa, Japan.
From Naha Airport
On Route 332, turn right at the Yamashita crossing located before Onoyama Park. Continue along Route 7 and then Route 7 By-pass. After passing the tunnel, you will see a sign indicating the park that is situated to the left of the road. Turn left at the crossing to enter the park.
From downtown Naha City
On Route 58 aiming toward Naha Airport, pass in front of Onoyama Park and turn left at the Yamashita crossing. Continue along Route 7 and then Route 7 By-pass. After passing the tunnel, you will see a sign indicating the park that is situated to the left of the road. Turn left at the crossing to enter the park.
(When boarding a bus, make sure to confirm the bus destination)
From Naha Airport
From around the Prefecture Government Building area
(When boarding a bus, make sure to confirm the bus destination. Please use buses going south.)
15 minutes from Naha Airport
15 minutes from the Prefecture Government Building