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Himeyuri Peace Museum, Itoman
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Commemorating the tragedy of over 200 student nurses, as well as the teachers of two girls’ schools conscripted to take part the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, Himeyuri Peace Museum documents the battle and explains the circumstances behind the victims' death. Tear gas and grenades killed 136 students working in an underground military hospital in the face of invading US troops. The museum features portraits of all of the young victims and has volumes of testimonials and memoirs by 90 survivors, forming part of the popular memory trail on the island. Some 15 km (9 mi) south of Naha, the museum lies 3 km (2 mi) west of the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. For Himeyuri Peace Museum and beyond, use our Itoman travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Itoman vacation.
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  • I went to the 8/15 war anniversary. Himeyuri-no animation is projected specially helpful explaining the very easy to understand. Troops were miserable, but caught residents were more dire. Date of World War II in Okinawa is, gave command of the army on Okinawa. It's June. I thought that peace was important.
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  • Chest pain in school trip chaperone will be the fourth visit, but whenever you come, with the blessing of peace are taught all over again. Or worse, feels a lot of students to the amateurs I usually see article becomes serious. In a letter and video, and contradicting themselves want to become like that are told revealing. Survivors desperate to face in the past, this museum kindly heart have been moved. I would want to remember the past. However, and endeavored for posterity, thanks. With the term "peace education" very flimsy not and feel the peace I felt really, seems strongly and should keep in place.
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  • It is a Museum of honest feelings at that time schoolgirl is understood well. To read, easier to understand the content of the letter, and one by one will be touched. More, and each and every one of the reality. Manhattan's appearance in front of the entrance holes of the caves and had been in hospital is put into in the Museum.
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  • sobering
  •  Slowly turns around and takes 2 hours.  You can understand that were thrown into the young schoolgirl harsh. At fuller, is a very good Museum.
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  • Ordinary people caught up in the fighting. I pray for the souls of young people believe Japan military and logistical support.
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  • Go on a junior high school trip, they visited the Museum and Tower. Museum was worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tower was to join the students of the same age as much as I heard, I was very surprised. Japan is still at peace, I think. Those who died into silence.
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  • It really is perfect. How much was learned. I learned about the importance of life.
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