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Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Itoman

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Reflect on Okinawa's often violent history at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, located on the southern tip of the island. An estimated 200,000 people died in Okinawa during one of the bloodiest battles of the war, from April to June 1945. A turn around the park provides you with a chance to observe perfectly maintained gardens leading to a series solemn monuments and the top of Peace Hill. The monumental Cornerstone of Peace lists the names of thousands of soldiers and civilians lost in the Battle of Okinawa. Be sure to step inside Peace Memorial Museum, where a detailed, sobering synopsis of the battle illuminates the severity of the war's effect on the island. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Okinawa Peace Memorial Park by using our Itoman holiday planner.
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  • To learn more visit here, but anyone who encountered damage many islanders in the Okinawa campaign the tragedy; My hands together and pray.
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  • For those of the older generation, the Battle of Okinawa has been on our radar as a tragic event. Visiting the memorial to this period of the war, was not only informative and interesting, but again b...  read more »
  • Recommended, especially for those not too familiar with the history of the island. Gives another layer of appreciation for this place. A good juxtaposition for such a trial paradise. As others have sa...  read more »
  • Must see if you visit Okinawa, particularly if you are American military stationed here. It should give you a better impression of the relationship between the U.S., Japan, and Okinawa as you better understand the history and battle that was fought here in World War II.
  • This is a "must see" if you are visiting Okinawa. First and foremost the park itself is a beautiful place for a long relaxing walk. However, the museum itself provides a look into the history of what happened here in Okinawa. If visiting please allow an entire day to experience the entire park. English is available (as are some other languages).
  • Probably the best, most fair minded war museum in Japan. The rest, including the Okinawa Prefectural Museum are just full of anti-America propaganda.
  • All the Japanese people are the history of Okinawa, once again. Tourism, agricultural, you take! Should not have to sacrifice more for Okinawa! Most of the base in Iwakuni local Abe? Osprey will come as much against unreasonable? Okinawa if my body is sore? From the Japan of today was Okinawa. Now, peace, isn't it?
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  • Know you have lost more than 200000 people who lives in Okinawa, we felt something thoughtful.
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