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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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  • I think better tourists once visited. Common to the absurd cruelty of war, to repeat 2 times. Easy to understand navigation system input even in itoman city, Okinawa in the South, parking. This day came many students, had dedicated the cranes. Flowers of the bunch we have sold at the entrance 200 yen bought each and then laid a wreath and prayed. Himeyuri Museum is located.
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  • In Naha Marathon last year off the course during the visit. It also had laid a wreath for the several times I came. Visit on the day of the Marathon this year, has laid a wreath. I understood deeply visited the Museum. In addition, Marathon also laid a wreath to whats. Unfortunately in the students a sense of this place not knowing and I just built course students on a school trip from just simply came in and felt miserable. Teachers led to hard explain to other students 10 minutes though there is, should be US education will not?
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  • You could finally go to the archives could not be visited the Okinawa times, while going in time out every time. The war only know textbooks. People who survived and talks about the event. I have an unfortunate history of Okinawa is speaking of Okinawa and strong image of the Blue Ocean Resort, visit here. To prevent this tragedy and 2. I think you and monument in memory of other student Corps of a souvenir shop in the adjacent car park on-site, so there is taken also.
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