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Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Itoman

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Reflect on Okinawa's often violent history at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, located on the southern tip of the island. An estimated 200,000 people died in Okinawa during one of the bloodiest battles of the war, from April to June 1945. A turn around the park provides you with a chance to observe perfectly maintained gardens leading to a series solemn monuments and the top of Peace Hill. The monumental Cornerstone of Peace lists the names of thousands of soldiers and civilians lost in the Battle of Okinawa. Be sure to step inside Peace Memorial Museum, where a detailed, sobering synopsis of the battle illuminates the severity of the war's effect on the island. Put Okinawa Peace Memorial Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Itoman driving holiday site.
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  • This is an amazing monument to an amazing people. Okinawa lost almost a third of their population in WW2, caused by both sides. This memorial (peace, not war) maintains an unbiased stance, taking no.....  more
    This is an amazing monument to an amazing people. Okinawa lost almost a third of their population in WW2, caused by both sides. This memorial (peace, not war) maintains an unbiased stance, taking no.....  more »
  • I visited the Peace Memorial Park with a tour group and it did not disappoint. The grounds are much larger then I expected, you need several hours here to explore the grounds, see the museum, and... 
    I visited the Peace Memorial Park with a tour group and it did not disappoint. The grounds are much larger then I expected, you need several hours here to explore the grounds, see the museum, and...  more »
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  • Very calming, peaceful, and quiet place with beautiful views of the ocean. Somber vibe for those interested in history. There are memorial stones inscribed with the names of every soldier that died during the war from all nations. There is also a museum, a lacquer Buddha, and a few shop stands on the grounds. May want to bring sunscreen and a hat!
  • Although somber, it was an enriching reflective experience. The grounds are large and beautiful and even after three hours I didn’t get through everything. It was hot, but manageable and the facilities include small eateries, toilets, picnic areas, parks, etc. I took public transportation and the bus was pretty well timed each hour. I would definitely recommend this as a learning outing and use the English guided tours at the museums to have more understanding of the history. All of the outdoor things were free, but there was a small entrance fee to the Peace Hall, Museum, etc.

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