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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318 reviews
  • August 17, 2017
    It is a Tower located in front of the Museum. I felt more strongly than stupidity of misery, war and standing before once again after the description is written in the head can understand once, but has been heard in many young lives have been lost. You want to not only go to the front of the Tower, take a look at at the Museum some time to see.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Pray for the those who died in the war. And the misery of the war war was again to do.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Do not come here to worship the Okinawa went to heavy first and foremost. Come Let's go is a little too heavy and can feel the heavy wartime history to fit the hand. Because I sell flowers at the entrance to pay, put together a hand. So I attached Museum in together here. Is subject to charges. Car was free parking to the side.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Most impressing memorial for the victims of this horrible and futile battle which cost so many lives. Everyone should come here!
  • February 28, 2016
    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.
  • April 19, 2016
    A true peace memorial, the stories and accounts of the experiences of the students during WWII are clearly expressed.
  • October 20, 2016
    A sad but real story, everyone must go there once they visit Okinawa.
  • April 9, 2017
    Historical place to go

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