Over our New Year break we played tourist for a few days and hit up some sights we hadn't seen yet. One of those being the Former Naval Underground Headquarters for the Japanese during WWII. I read that these tunnels were left untouched for many years after the war and when they decided to renovate and open to the public in 1970 the remains of about 2,400 people were found! So sad. Lots of Japanese committed suicide here towards the end of the war when things got hopeless.
All the side tunnels were pretty short!
I don't know how they fit people in these tiny rooms.
The tunnels were built using only pick axes^ & hoes. Sounds like an awful job to have.
Some pictures of what Okinawa looked like at the end of the war^