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Tomari International Cemetery
Tomari, Naha City

U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry landed on Okinawa for the first time in 1853, before heading for the Japanese mainland. The voyage across the Pacific was arduous, and some of his crew fell ill during the journey. Perry designated this as a final resting place for foreigners, and some of his crew are buried here. The area is not well kept, which sometimes makes it difficult to walk through, but you can still see the headstones. Recent efforts by local U.S. military units to maintain the site have helped to improve its accessibility.

Directions: From Naha Airport take Highway 58 north towards Kadena. Turn left at the Tomari-Takahashi intersection. The cemetery will be on your right, just past Family Mart.

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Tomari International Cemetery

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