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Suicide cliff

The name speaks for itself. The absolute Horror for the indogenoous people. The power of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darla P
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Cincinnati
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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 10 January 2018
Phillyjanie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Mariana Islands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The name speaks for itself. The absolute Horror for the indogenoous people. The power of propaganda causing mother's to jump to their death babies in their arms. The tragedy of this particular site coupled with the films they have of the jumps is chilling.

Thank Darla P
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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