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Sobering WWII reminder

Although this site looks over a lovely stretch of ocean many thousands of people lost their lives... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phillyjanie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good to explore the Island!

Good for an afternoon car rental to see this the Banzai Cliffs, Mt. Tapochao and Bird Island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aaron L
,
South Korea
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Mariana Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this site looks over a lovely stretch of ocean many thousands of people lost their lives here. There are truly no winners in war.

Thank Phillyjanie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for an afternoon car rental to see this the Banzai Cliffs, Mt. Tapochao and Bird Island. Learned some history, paid my respects and got a great view!

Thank Aaron L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spot along with Banzai Cliff where thousands of Japanese civilians. men, women, and children committed suicide rather than allowing themselves to be captured by US forces as Saipan fell in 1944.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a lookout point of Pacific Ocean, although some tourist is taking marriage photos. It located in the north side of the island so you must drive up there, and it is close to several other places where Japanese troup used to stay or to...More

Thank Lingang
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Japanese memorials mark Banzai Cliff and Suicide Cliff, sites from the 1944 Battle of Saipan. Whole families committed ritual suicide onto the rocks, or into the boiling sea below, to avoid the shame of surrender to the Americans. It’s a gorgeous view, so the site...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 19 November 2017

An easy car ride from the CNMI Memorial and Banzai Cliff. Scenically a visually impressive spot which suffers from overgrowth and so limits a full understanding of what happened during the retaking of Saipan. Still a visit to Saipan would not be complete without a...More

Thank mlahm
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This site has numerous monuments, many in Japanese, several in English & Japanese. The view of the ocean is amazing. And heartbreaking at the same time when you learn the story. I was in awe of the beauty and power of the ocean, and moved...More

1  Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lots of history here. Interesting to visit and learn. The view is wonderful from the cliff and you can see for miles.

Thank MarySEverett_Wa
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Such a tragic story...however we need to remember lest we repeat. So sad to know that thousands of people even civilians gave up their own lives here out of fear and the order of their emperor. Well done memorial.

Thank deew906
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Really a nice view that you can see the nice view of pacific ocean. However, that's so fxxking hot and there is no cover you can find to escape from the sunshine. You must get tainted.

Thank Desmond L
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