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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  • Beauty of the Peace Memorial Park and the cruelty of war was very positive so far. It is very well to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Children are never want to take it.
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  • Okinawa Peace Memorial Park was larger than I had imagined. There was a memorial for all of the Japanese lääneille, for a total of about 50. The Park is beautiful and offers a view of the Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea or the like of which I do not remember ever seeing. The journey there was supposed to be done in two different bus. The first Leather bus terminal by bus Itomanin bus terminal and then by bus to 89 82. A pair of ten-mile trip took about an hour and a half. The price of admission to the Museum, not only was not in the Park. For the disabled area toured the golf cart looking car, with a ride costs 100 yen.
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  • There are many monuments. Else all beautiful to look at, turns to fellow electric car is running because it rode better.
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  • This area is absolutely amazing with sights and peaceful. This memorial Park honors everyone who has passed and fought during the war. There are tons of memorials that go up the hill to the far right and seriously goes in deep. Be prepared to walk if you're willing to explore and read all the history near bus stops 3, 4 and 5. At the end of the trail there are two lookout points that overlook the cliffside which are breathtaking and a great place to relax, find inner peace and reflect on life. The cornerstone of peace is beautifully designed and the stones engraved with everyone who died during the battle of Okinawa as a constant reminder of the horrors of war. The views alone are worth the visit, but the history tied into the area makes this a must visit site. The place is huge so bring walking shoes.
  • Came here four months ago with my best friend. We saw the Carp Festival and it was something I’ve never seen before. There were Carp Streamers everywhere and I took many great pictures to keep as memories. We walked the entire park area and saw many great views of the ocean. We stayed all day and I basked in the beauty of the entire place. We even saw my friend’s family member on one of the memorial. It was interesting to see all the names in alphabetical order and by cities and town.
  • I love learning about Okinawan history. I feel that it makes you appreciate the culture lore. The memorials and scenery was just absolutely amazing. We went when it was really hot out so we will have to go again when the weather is cooler.
  • #1 place I think everyone should visit on Okinawa. The museum is well done with a history of the Okinawan people, WWII and post-war. It's a sad place but the modern day hope for peace is beautiful. You may see happy families having picnics in the grass as you explore the grounds.
  • Great time. You could spend all day here and still not see everything. Lots of walking so wear some good shoes. You can take a golf cart around for $1, but don't expect to really "view" it. You just blow by everything and they keep it moving. Awesome place, don't forget your camera!!!
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