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The Tower of Himeyuri

672-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-884-1115
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Moved to tears

When I brought my parents here in 2011, Mom was too upset to tour the museum. She went to an all... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Elyse B
Kitanakagusuku-son, Japan
via mobile
A little history of Okinawa

This place is a little diamond in the southern part of Okinawa. It tells of the history of girls... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
William D
Naha, Japan
via mobile
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672-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-884-1115
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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

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

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.

Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 1 October 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

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

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

1  Thank 5,88,947
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

1  Thank Asoupcan
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...More

1  Thank Kathryn_Spoor
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