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The Tower of Himeyuri, Itoman

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Visit The Tower of Himeyuri, a memorial to the lives of school students and teachers lost during the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Part of a wider peace park and museum complex, the simple monolith was inaugurated in 1946, dedicated to the 230 young people and teachers who died tending wounded soldiers at the field hospital in the cave behind the memorial. The pleasant gardens contrast with the austerity of the structure itself, and the whole site possesses a hushed atmosphere. Add The Tower of Himeyuri to your Itoman travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Itoman family vacation planner.
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  • When I brought my parents here in 2011, Mom was too upset to tour the museum. She went to an all girls HS so it truly touched her. Like mother like daughter, I started crying at the entry of the memor...  more »
  • As staff visited the Himeyuri Memorial Tower in 1972, Buri, but do not know at the time same as monuments were maintained. I felt well understood even at that time the Museum was not gratuitous of the Himeyuri Memorial Tower, history museum to go guide Edition you want. Visit to learn the history.
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  • This place is a little diamond in the southern part of Okinawa. It tells of the history of girls and teachers from a girls' high school who were mobilized to help in the Japanese military hospitals at...  more »