The Tower of Himeyuri, Itoman

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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  • South of the main island of Okinawa is still war-scarred. This is the place you want to visit from Naha so easy, come even a little bit of good. A hole in the front of the Tower (Gama) can look up close. In this place... It was indescribable.
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  • I visited about 20 years Buri. There were many think was the visit of the gained knowledge and this is just dropping by, but at the time not knowing anything. It is recommended to go look at the somewhat if you visit can be different from the old, now puts the advance knowledge in the Internet, etc..
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  • Years Buri came to visit the Himeyuri Memorial Tower. Buy flowers lay in front of the gate and headed for Gama. Emotions Yes do not forget the mixed is the ordinary life of now thanks to Himeyuri students and the people of Okinawa, Japan.
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  • Most impressing memorial for the victims of this horrible and futile battle which cost so many lives. Everyone should come here!
  • Okinawa is a very beautiful island but WW2 is one area that can be a sad point in its history. Nevertheless, we should not look away at history. If you do have a chance to visit this island, I think this place is one area you should visit.
  • A true peace memorial, the stories and accounts of the experiences of the students during WWII are clearly expressed.
  • A sad but real story, everyone must go there once they visit Okinawa.
  • Historical place to go

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