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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. 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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  • Convenient parking is provided, but at the back, excellent. There is a stone monument engraved with the names of those who died in the battle of Okinawa was going, but not counted in over and over again, so. We pray for peace.
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  • A place, in spite of tribute to the dead of the second world war, is very quiet, nothing reminds of the contrary, war brings a tranquility, peace and the visual is awesome.
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  • Only tourists visiting in person but I do not know well to see the point. Guides let's think is necessary. Interesting thought, listening to the stones engraved with the name of the meaning of the buildings in some places and Veterans status. Hear more names are engraved every year even now, war is distant past but not felt to be in front of the eyes. It is really beautiful views of the sea as seen from the Park. I think that many lives faded into the beautiful sea and really hurts my heart.
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  • On several occasions, I have visited this location, primarily, for photography. Inside the museum, photography is not permitted. The entire acreage, surrounding the site is quiet and peaceful. There are grim reminders of the effects of war and, a day tour, of this entire complex, would be a great requirement for all Americans, visiting the island. About one third of the population, of this island, was wiped out during WWII, some by Japanese forces and some by American fire. Collateral damage, would be the terminology, in today's language. Visit and, feel the pain.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful, scenic, quiet and gigantic area to explore. I would recommend visiting.
  • Spent the whole afternoon here. Moving memorial.
  • 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).