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Japanese memorials mark Banzai Cliff and Suicide Cliff, sites from the 1944 Battle of Saipan. Whole... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue R
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Historically a must visit.

An easy car ride from the CNMI Memorial and Banzai Cliff. Scenically a visually impressive spot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mlahm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This place obviously plays an important role in Saipan's past. The views from up top are magnificent--especially on the road down when you get a fantastic view of the west coast of Saipan and the reef. Views of the cliff from below are impressive as...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a location where hundreds of Japanese men, women, and children jumped to their deaths rather than surrender to American troops in World War 2. It is a great reminder of the cost of war. The descendants of these Japanese have erected monuments to...More

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

You get a great view from the lookout and a sobering glimpse of a lesser known part of WWII. The lookout looks over Bonzai cliff. I recommend seeing Bonzai first and then seeing Suicide cliff to see it from a different perspective

Thank Jordan W
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Here with a tour group. Very sacred environment. Hard to believe that mothers and their children jumped to their death from this cliff.

Thank Redfiona2003
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