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Himeyuri Peace Museum

671-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-997-2100
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Monument to the ''Lily" Corps - school students

A monument, a cave, a museum and a beautiful garden commemorate the Lily Corps consisting of group... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MWandAW
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Sydney, Australia
The people's side of World War 2

The Battle of Okinawa really was integral to the Pacific campaign and this museum really showcases... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
natalieandmonkey
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Hertfordshire
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:25 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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671-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-997-2100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A monument, a cave, a museum and a beautiful garden commemorate the Lily Corps consisting of group of 222 students and 18 teachers, who were ordered by the Commanding Officer of the Japanese Army stationed in Okinawa in 1945, to assist in the fight against...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Battle of Okinawa really was integral to the Pacific campaign and this museum really showcases the people's experience during the war. It's situated next to the memorials and cenotaph and the exterior I think has been landscaped to create the image of the Himeyuri...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I don't know why this place is not talked about more. I only know about Peace memorial park and Navy underground headquarters. This place was recommended by our diving instructor, he said we had to come here and know the stories of these school girls....More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

A poignant story of how war affects innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. I like how the setup of the museum succeeds in making the visit enjoyable while avoiding the draggy-ness of over-information. The testimonials and accounts of the last days before the surrender were...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Memorial to the local school girls who ended up training as nurses for the Japanese army towards the end of WWII. Most lost their lives as Okinawa the US took the island in 1945. The museum is worth visiting.

Thank Louise P
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

During the Battle of Okinawa, young high school girls were assigned to nurse wounded soldiers. The work was arduous, and the conditions were nightmarish. Around 200 of these girls died -- either on the battlefield, or by their own hands, choosing suicide over the threat...More

1  Thank Fratsia
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was shocked to find out that the hospital where Himeyuri students were working was actually a cave. I always thought it would be a hospital building but the students often had to dig to create more space inside. The museum has the true stories...More

Thank TaniMiya
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The nickname for the Okinawa Women's Normal School & the 1st Women's Prefectural High School was Himeyuri and unfortunately 240 of their students - who all perished - were assigned to work as nursing assistants at the Army Hospital in 1945 which was a cave...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

An honest and true depiction of events that transpired. Real touching and moving to learn of the tragedy that beset these innocent school girls. The place is not big but we spent about 1 & 1/2hrs here. My teenage children reckoned that this was one...More

1  Thank BertSG
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

All visitors to Okinawa should visit this museum. There is invaluable information about the importance of peace in the world. This is a beautiful museum and I am glad I visited.

Thank fabrizi0a2016
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