Himeyuri Peace Museum, Itoman

Commemorating the tragedy of over 200 student nurses, as well as the teachers of two girls’ schools conscripted to take part the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, Himeyuri Peace Museum documents the battle and explains the circumstances behind the victims' death. Tear gas and grenades killed 136 students working in an underground military hospital in the face of invading US troops. The museum features portraits of all of the young victims and has volumes of testimonials and memoirs by 90 survivors, forming part of the popular memory trail on the island. Some 15 km (9 mi) south of Naha, the museum lies 3 km (2 mi) west of the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Himeyuri Peace Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • I enjoyed this museum pretty much, in fact more than the Naval museum as the stories here was presented very well and in a thought provoking manner. Having been to numerous war museum and influence...  more »
  • Was really touched by a visit to this museum. They really managed to give an insight into the lifes of the people (focused on female high school students) of okinawa during the war time. Would...  more »
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  • Great museum. The history it covers is very sad. However they told the story well. The displays are well organised in Japanese and English. The entry fee was also affordable. You can buy flowers at the entrance of the courtyard to pay respects.
  • There is a really sad and serene history behind this musuem. As we didnt have enough time, we didn't enter the musuem.

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