Kurosaki Battery Site (クロサキホウダイアト)

Site of a giant WWII gun battery

Area
Iki
Category
History&Culture
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The site of the gun battery near Saruiwa (Monkey Rock) is a popular tourist destination on Iki Island. It is a giant gun battery that has been called the largest in Asia. It is said that it was established to attack vessels passing through the strait during WWII. However, the gun battery was dismantled after the end of the war without being used even once. Currently, it is heritage of war with only the site remaining. If you actually visit the gun battery and take a peak through the massive hole, you will be amazed at its size. You can view photographs of those days in a nearby souvenir shop. Directly experience and learn about the history of WWII!

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Address 811-5103 長崎県壱岐市郷ノ浦町新田触870番地
TEL 0920-48-1130(壱岐市観光課)
Access Parking lot available
Note Restroom available

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