Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Itoman

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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. Put Okinawa Peace Memorial Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Itoman driving holiday site .
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  • This Park contains a last battle of battle of Okinawa residents is a Memorial Park was in good condition right now, but from April 1945 until June than Japan soldiers victims of southern area. Free area, including testimony of residents and soldiers and mementos, but these shows had a tragic event beyond our imagination. I would want to come here to visit Okinawa, regardless of nationality or age.
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  • A visitor of on Okinawa cannot comes to deal with the history of this group of islands - in particular in the second world war. At least it should do that to get at least a little insight into the special status and the relationship to the main islands. The only major land war between the United States and Japan, starting in April 1945, has left deep wounds. The entire time is illuminated in the exhibition including pre-and postprocessing. Also the dubious intervention of the Japanese army, the totally inadequate supply and the futility of the whole is critically illuminated. The extremely high civilian casualties were ultimately above all by the brutal actions of the defenders against its own population. At sites of its kind, the elemtare problem of tackling Japanese history but remains: in the focus shifted is always the inhuman dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This makes Japan as the moral winner of the conflict. The highly aggressive policy of conquest and the accompanying human rights violations in the occupied countries remains however largely supplanted. Should not change in the future of this attitude, the relationships with neighbouring countries - insebsondere Korea - remain lastingly disturbed. It doesn't help now time to let the dove of peace. A basic reflection of own action, if necessary, also the own fault, remains indispensable. But perhaps we Germans are there also too much preloaded and assume too much by our own standards. Still a very successful Memorial with much Ehrlichekit and little pathos. The entirety of the presentation makes up for minor content changes.
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  • Are lighted fire of peace at its heart, is a stone monument engraved with the names of all who died in the battle of Okinawa in the extensive grounds of [Peace Foundation"spread like a wave. Flood U.S. warships into the sea far from here, so was simultaneous bombardment. That battle was now time passes gently.
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  • This is a must visit place, when visiting Okinawa. It is a beautiful place which holds tragic memories of the Okinawa people, who went through WW2, and shows that even after a dark time light still shines through. This museum is located in a place where many have lost there lives, and one of the most beautiful places in Okinawa. I highly recommend this museum for people who wants to learn the history of Okinawa.
  • Really informative! They say it how it was. Those poor civilians! Beautiful memorial by the sea
  • This is an absolute must when visiting Okinawa. A really impressive and well-balanced, emotionally moving museum. Thousands of names carved in stones. The corner stone of peace with an Okinawa message. And an intriguing museum showing the atrocities of the Okinawa battle from the view point from the inhabitants from the islands. The museum really tries to focus on the experience of the locals of the battle and on the madness of war and tries carefully to avoid the historic-strategic choices that had to be made during WWII.
  • A solemn trip through history, space downstairs (in the main building) for kids. Beautiful grounds as well.
  • The surrounding park is great to wander around and has some nice ocean views. The museum is inexpensive and has plenty of English translations.

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