Suicide Cliff, Saipan

#8 of 63 in Things to do in Northern Mariana Islands
Tourist Spot · Landmark
Feel a chill run down your spine as you look out from Suicide Cliff, the site of one the most tragic events in World War II. It was from this lofty cliff in the north of Saipan that as many as 8,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians jumped to their death to avoid capture by U.S forces in 1944. Even women and children were among the casualties here, with the Japanese community believing their capture could only lead to a future of shame and torture. To visit Suicide Cliff on your trip to Saipan, use our Saipan online vacation builder.
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  • Suicide Cliff is at the top of a stunning cliff and is one of the sites in Marpi Point National Historical landmark. The other sites include The Japanese Peace Memorial, The Korean Peace Memorial...  more »
  • Awesome view! The story i've heard was, during world war II, Japanese soldiers and their families would jump off the cliff instead of being caught because of fear that they will be tortured if they...  more »
  • Always enjoy the hike and the view. Open air and sunshine. Driving up or hiking up, good way to enjoy Saipan.
  • I had such a great day just shooting Suicide Cliff from different angles and reading on its history. I would highly recommend this viewpoint for anybody going to Saipan.

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