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. To visit The Tower of Himeyuri on your holiday in Itoman, and find out what else Itoman has to offer, use our Itoman trip builder .
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  • Keep once at the iconic place of the ravages of the war in Okinawa where guess. I think you can better examine the advance time because fewer flights and bus went.
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  • Cannot easily visit in access problems for visitors to Okinawa several times, but while I can't drive a car. The Peace Memorial Park, and visit together. Made me think a lot. Are there had read the book of the battle of Okinawa several books before the visit, especially the breasts. Should visit once, I think the idea's, but I still thought again.
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  • The place really was. Schoolgirl victim. Photo exhibits and memorabilia, video. I can't bear to watch the meet was. Country regardless of the people in the world know here looked at, from all over the world want a lost war.
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  • Displays are illustrated with decent English. Great historical place to go. From this place, I learned the cruel fact of WWII and deeply felt how did it affect the people of Okinawa. I truly hope no more war on earth.
  • Stopped by here on the way to peace memorial museum. Just outside the Himeyuri museum
  • Memorial for young schoolgirls who were involved in the WWII battle of Okinawa. Great English language support.
  • Smaller than mai memorial of Okinawa but very moving and well done - a must see
  • Interesting and memorable place.
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