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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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  • During the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, the Okinawa prefectural Peace Memorial Museum and the future 1st floor, zone 2 F to experience history. 2nd floor, realize of the history of Okinawa and the battle of Okinawa. Especially end of the Pacific war in 1945, allies of U.S. forces and the Japan army 3 months over performances the clash a collective Japan's military and civilian along 20 tens of thousands killed is (Okinawa Prefecture population: 0/1940 about 570000 people, Showa 20-year estimated population about 33 people). Also see history of 27 years of U.S. military occupation and retake the throne, such as. Please visit the travel to Okinawa. It is important to understand the State of the war, learn the preciousness of peace. The Park has ample free parking.
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  • Felt somehow South and going by car, so being left behind from the development is well documented here. As well as the place visited relatives died in itoman city. I tried to check which of the search system so that the family name is a huge stone monument inscribed, but appropriate and without. It's still sweet database. If you look with the leg properly since. This place just wish for peace in peace and quiet location and the facility itself is too similar to the Hiroshima, so visitors need not feel. Hokkaido is the most heart-wrenching is to air-raid shelter located in the middle of the sugar cane fields in rural areas, where in fact killed.
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  • In very large Memorial Park on the Hill of mabuni was too wide to see walking, around. It wasn't so long ago, in the new Park, but a bit more focused and want to explore. Time is not unfriendly facilities for a grave, but did not go to the Museum, old generation. Too far away from the parking lot, I want to go again because it went past the Tower of Kenji, since abandoned.
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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).