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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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  • Here was a second visit. I wonder if the new, changing U.S. military bases in Okinawa will trump the President of the United States? I thought well gurase, pay a visit to the Hill of mabuni, Okinawa travel plans for new year's day wanted. That is the character of the Memorial in Hiroshima it was 'to the character of the Memorial to look for"* Memorial is not Okinawa, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are important.
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  • Enshrined Okinawa Memorial Park is on when I went to Okinawa in a beautiful park in the expansive grounds visited in five years Buri!
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  • Riding a cart because it was a very large park at the entrance of the Park was called (100 yen per person) to the Park around did. Because monument for each country to go away quite elaborate in the cart while exploring useful who can walk, it is tight. Down for foundations of peace engraved with the names of all those who died in the battle of Okinawa into the cart and walk. A huge number of stelae, conveyed the misery of the battle of Okinawa. Has become a sea view at the back of the monument square, the fountain of prayer. Fountain of prayer seems to be fountains imitated that waves of peace will spread around the world from Okinawa.
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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).