VIDEO| Exploring Okinawa: Visit WWII battleground at Kakazu Ridge

Photo by Shoji Kudaka
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

VIDEO| Exploring Okinawa: Visit WWII battleground at Kakazu Ridge

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Kakazu Ridge played a pivotal role in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Only a short 15-minute drive from MCAS Futenma and you can immerse yourself in a piece of island and world history. Today, there are still remnants of the battle but the area is also one where locals enjoy leisurely activities like walks, mini-golf and playground activities great for families. From the top the hill, get a view of Hacksaw Ridge, known for the 2016 movie by the same name. The ridge is 10 minutes away from Kakazu Ridge, and also forms an important part of history.  For more info, visit Stars and Stripes Okinawa at




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