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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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  • From the bus about 50 meters deep. I found the reason why was erected here in the tower. On top of this tower is the entrance of the cave. It is a place where Lily's nursing expedition nursed at the end, it is so. To nursing students of how many people died here, too. For becoming a hostage is released from the nursing activities by the surrender of the Commander of the June escape is the beginning and up until now more students died in was. 噛mi締memashita the tears to surrender after many dead facts.
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  • Renewed even in the Hall of Fame, it was very easy. Will be an opportunity to know the cruelty of war in Japan. It is precisely young people today want to know. Feel the desire of every girl who, even when you pass.
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  • Built on a tour of the tour bus around the southern part of Okinawa, was visited by a lot of people had. Reminded me of long ago, watching the film. Many people were killed in a cave like this! But a reality. I just hope this peace will last forever.
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