Lat 26° 14′ 45″ N Long 127° 43′ 19″ E Urasoe is located on Okinawa Island in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. To the south is Naha and to the north is Ginowan and to the east is Nishihara.
Camp Kinser (Machinato, Makiminato Service Area)
Located at Urasoe.
Battle of Okinawa Museum
Located to the north of Naha inside Camp Kinser off Highway 58. Non-military personnel must be escorted onto base. This museum has six display rooms, with many relics collected from tunnels over the years.
Kakuazu Ridge (Hacksaw Ridge)
Kakazutakadai Park 1-chōme-5 Kakazu, Ginowan-shi, Okinawa 901-2226
Kakazu Ridge is part of the Maeda Escarpment. Pronounced "Cock-a-zoo". Nicknamed Hacksaw Ridge by the U. S. Army during the Battle of Okinawa. In April 1945 defended by roughly 2,500 Japanese Army under the command of Colonel Munetatsu Hara. Attacked by more than 45,000 U. S. Army soldiers from three divisions. On April 26, 1945 American forces attacked the ridge. Today, located off Route 58 south of Kadena. The ridge is located at the top of the hill near Garlic House Restaurant spanning to Urasoe Castle (Urasoe Jo). There is a military park, that offers panoramic views of the invasion beaches and area. There are still various tunnels, caves and smaller memorials in the area. Today, Kakazutakadai Park is located at this location with free admission.
Urasoe Castle (Urasoe Jo)
Ruins located at the southern edge of Urasoe built during the 13th century atop Kakazu Ridge.
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October 23, 2019