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The Tower of Himeyuri

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Address: 672-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-884-1115

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Elyse B
Kitanakagusuku-son, Japan
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Kitanakagusuku-son, Japan
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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 the signs. I arrived shortly after closing time but explored the grounds in the plentiful... More 

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Naha, Japan
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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 were killed but a few did survive. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank William D
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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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.

Thank Ruggerlynn
Los Angeles, California
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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 never had, to remember this shouldn't happen again and should never be forgotten. You can... More 

Thank Saranger
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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 people around the world about the tragic war Okinawa has been published.

Thank katuokatuo
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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

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 the war hospitals in the cave. Then at last they were released meaning they are... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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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 worth it. Okinawa has a lot to share about the ravages of war.

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Anoka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

If you are interested in Okinawa and what happened during the Battle of Okinawa this is another place that should be on your list of things to see. You can enjoy this beautiful area which is now a memorial to the young women who were nurses and such during the battle of Okinawa.

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