battle of okinawa

Kerama Islands: The Best Whale Watching Destination in Japan!

If you’re looking for the best place to go whale watching in Japan, you will make one of the best decisions if you head to Kerama Islands. Besides being historically involved in the Battle of Okinawa, the island is also home to many wandering whales which have an annual migration as this is where they…

Shuri Castle and Its Retaining Beauty Unique to Okinawa

Shuri Castle is one of the beautiful castles that you can find in Japan. It played a major role in the Japanese history and served as a focal point of foreign trade, economics, politics, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle grounds and the area surrounding it has been designated as one of…

The Tragic Story of the Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquaters

The Battle of Okinawa in 1945, which was also known as Operation Iceberg, left a very big impact on the inhabitants of Okinawa Island. It resulted in one of the largest casualties ever to occur in history. One deep reminder to people of the calamities of war can be seen in the Former Japanese Navy…