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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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  • The fact that many disconnected teens future lives of kids who are sad. War will not produce only sorrow and hatred. Take plenty of time out, you want to see.
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  • Is a glimpse into the harrowing history of the girls caught up in the war we have flowers, there was permanent and makeshift place
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  • Requiem is the student Corps was killed in the drawn battle of Okinawa island many times in film and drama. It is recommended we go see movies and TV dramas.
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