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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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  • I would definitely recommend visiting this peace memorial park to anyone of any age. It is so beautiful and has so much history. When you first walk in there are ladies selling flowers for 300yen. You...  more »
  • To be honest, no big, was many of the Himeyuri Memorial Tower. Memorial Park staff. Of course, you can learn about peace.
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  • A very significant monument dedicated by the people of Okinawa to a lasting world peace. Situated in the grounds of the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum the park is located on the cliffs of t...  more »
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  • Very peaceful place. Awe inspiring
  • There were quite a lot of memorials here for both the American and Okinawans who have fought for their countries. Very peaceful and awe inspiring.
  • Beautiful scenery and interesting museum on the grounds. A bit hard to access though. Got lucky and found a taxi driver who charged the same price a bus would.
  • If you are interested in Japan history live it here
  • Really great exhibition, on par with the Hiroshima atomic bomb museum. You could spend all day just reading the testimonials from survivors, but there is so muck more to see. Only minus is that there is not a complete english coverage, but you will not be disappointed.