Himeyuri Peace Museum, Itoman Okinawa Japan

himeyuri peace museum, itoman

The Himeyuri Peace Museum and Himeyuri War Memorial were built in honor of the 194 schoolgirls and 17 teachers mobilized as nurse assistants during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Students from the two women's schools were joined together and named The Himeyuri ( red lily) nurse corps, then were sent out to work as field nurses during the Battle. Tragically, only five of them survived the carnage know as “the typhoon of steel”.

The Himeyuri Peace Museum shows a personal perspective of the girls lives before and during the battle. Exhibits feature photographs of the many victims, their personal effects, model reconstructions of the appalling conditions, and testimonies from survivors in an appeal against the misery of war. Exhibits are labeled in English, and the museum is a worthwhile an moving visit.

From Naha Airport: Approx. 30 min by car (via highway)
FromOkinawa Expressway: Tomigusuku I.C: Approx. 30 min. by car (via highway)
From nearest bus stop: Himeyuri-no-To-mae: Approx. 3 min. on foot (Stop for line : 82, 107, 108

Admission : Adult 300 yen, High School Student 200 yen, Elementary and Middle School Students 100 yen
Open hours: 9 am-5 pm
Address :671-1 Aza-Ihara, Itoman,
Phone: 098-997-2101, (in Japanese)

 

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