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The Tower of Himeyuri, Itoman

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Historic Site
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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  • It was a place I want to visit by all means. Close from the airport turned directly from Naha airport. We arrive at the doorstep of the Himeyuri students Corps Museum, in a heartbeat. Beside the entrance gate, and sold flowers for buying flowers, went to the makeshift. I thought location will be looking at the name of the deceased has been carved into the monument and an indescribable feeling, but once they visit would want to.
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  • Tower of lily is one of the tourist area of Okinawa, but knowing the history of the war on a larger meaning is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. There are many visitors every year, is decorated with visits to flowers and prays in front of the Himeyuri Memorial Tower. Ahead or think their name is engraved on the front, let's get at the Museum.
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  • I went on a rental bike. The services smoothly without traffic jams. Bikes near the souvenir and is going to set. Stalls sell flowers for bouquet at the entrance and then went bought a bouquet of flowers. Offered prayers and flowers stand in front of the monument, dedicated a bouquet of flowers out there, scattered people and peace. Forced by the monument, Museum, the destination is subject to charges. American tourists were Chinese tourists.
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  • 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.
  • This is not 'remains', but 'memorial/cenotaph'
  • Worth to visit