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“The Hacksaw Ridge”

Urasoe Castle Ruins
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Urasoe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ruin had a great place in the history of WWII where Desmond Doss single-handedly winched 75 men to safety from a deep cliff. Checked in at the site office and paid a minimal fee to see the tomb relics relocated to the building and a short video (available in English) about the ruins and the Ryukyu Kingdom.

The staff was super helpful in pointing us to the right direction of the Hacksaw Ridge, and one could get a bit emotional if you have watched the movie.

Let there be peace on earth!

Thank LameyHK
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This was the site of a fierce battle during World War 2, the Battle of Okinawa. The place is called the Maeda Escarpment/Hacksaw Ridge. It is the setting for the movie Hacksaw Ridge. The ancient Okinawan kings built a castle here, and the Imperial Japanese Army also used it for the defense of Okinawa due to its strategic location.

Thank Kelvin S
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting ruins. Hacksaw Ridge has incredible history, but you really need to know the story, as there is not much there to explain it to you. Amazing view of Okinawa.

Thank Michelle112013
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Visited with a group of people. I would definitely recommend individuals to visit. Its a little bit of a hike in some areas, so I would wear appropriate shoes. the view of the hilltop (or also known as Hacksaw Ridge) was beautiful. Although you can not see down the ridge as it has overgrown bushes it definitely gives you a perspective of how far down Desmond Doss had to anchor individuals down. Castle was unique and the grace sites gave the trip a little more meaning to it. At the end of the trail there is a little ice cream shop which was perfect timing as it was extremely hot. He had different flavored Icee's and it was delicious.

Thank por2gis88
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Restored castle ruins and the hilltop made famous by Desmond Doss's actions made famous recently in the Hacksaw Ridge movie. Consider the battle field on top which is still similar to the condition then just cleared off. Lots of shrines and tombs dot the area.

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