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A monument are at the entrance of death.

Himeyuri is a student organization at the time of WW2. Student must serve soldiers even girl... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
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Sad But Must See History of Okinawa

This was yet another stop on our tour of WWII sites. When I was little I remember there was a... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
San Gabriel, California
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672-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Himeyuri is a student organization at the time of WW2. Student must serve soldiers even girl students.At the late time of Okinawa battle, 80 out of 100 students were killed in the cave here. The monument stands near the entrance of this cave. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This was yet another stop on our tour of WWII sites. When I was little I remember there was a movie that out that told the story of the student nurses & their sacrifice during the war. I think that was in the '60's when...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

When I brought my parents here in 2011, Mom was too upset to tour the museum. She went to an all girls HS so it truly touched her. Like mother like daughter, I started crying at the entry of the memorial park as I re-read...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a little diamond in the southern part of Okinawa. It tells of the history of girls and teachers from a girls' high school who were mobilized to help in the Japanese military hospitals at the start of the battle of Okinawa. Most...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank William D
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

A part of the peace memorial. Climb to the top for great views and also see all the memorials from the prefectures. You can spend a half an hour to hours walking the various paths.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 17 August 2015

It's hard to imagine the horrors of war and to imagine it as a teenager conscripted to serve wounded soldiers during an invasion and siege is impossible. Come here to remember the children who never were able to grow into adults and the families they...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Girls was a student still is the museum that tragedy going to get involved with the battlefield has been spelled. I listen to the precious story of schoolgirl who survived the Battle of Okinawa. It is a museum that you would like to know the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank katuokatuo
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This a monument specifically dedicated to the students and teachers who lost their lives during the Okinawa battles of 1945. Take time to fully explore the small park around it and the museum behind

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank elsiek
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Prime Minister Tojo and their mentally ill cabinet members ignored most rules of war and tried to use this peaceful tropical paradise as the human shield for the main land Japan. They recruited the young middle school and high school girls as substitute nurse at...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank 588,947
Reviewed 8 February 2013

If you go to this beautiful monument, usually adorned with flowers and other gifts, be sure to also visit the museum just behind. There is no fee to view this tower, but there is only a small fee for the museum and it is well...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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