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Himeyuri Peace Museum, Itoman

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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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  • Organized by the Okinawa Shihan women's school and Okinawa prefectural women's first high school female teachers and students (Himeyuri students). To come here and imagine the things of the past.
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  • You can find that Okinawa is very famous as Japan's largest resort, behind the tragedy in World War II was to have. I think I can feel a lot and still remained a lot of bases.
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  • Museum adjoining the Himeyuri Memorial Tower. All guests are taking photos is prohibited. This is where teachers and girls are at the mercy of the battle of Okinawa, had scattered the lives tragically and responsibility to fulfill that chopped crisp. Experience the ugliness of the war after 10 minutes or so. I'd dedicated parking. Parked at the parking lot of souvenir shops, buying anything done free of charge.
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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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