The Tower of Himeyuri / Himeyuri Peace Museum (ひめゆりの塔・ひめゆり平和祈念資料館)
Himeyuri Memorial Tower is a cenotaph dedicated to the Himeyuri student corps who died in the Battle of Okinawa. The Himeyuri student corps was a group of 240 students and teachers of the Okinawa Shihan Women's School and Okinawa Daiichi Women's High School who were mobilized as a nursing unit for the Okinawan Army Field Hospital, towards the end of the Pacific War. Following the US military's advance at the end of May, they were withdrawn to the southern part of Okinawa Island, and abruptly disbanded in June. However, over 100 of them lost their lives soon after. In 1989, this museum was established to teach people about the wartime experiences of the Himeyuri student corps. The museum displays exhibits of the Himeyuri student corps personal possessions and photographs. There is also a diorama which is a reproduction of the Ihara Third Surgical Cave Hospital. The museum aims to make people consider war and peace through learning about the Himeyuri student corps' experiences.
Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Ihara 671-1 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)
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- 9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
- open everyday, temporary closing until July.10Sunday-July.21Sunday 2020
- [Peace Memorial Museum] Adults310yen, High School Students210yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students110yen (Admission fee Free for 6/23)
*Group 20 people and above are Adults280yen, High School Students190yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen
[2020Monday22Sunday 2020] Fee revised] Adults450yen, High School Students250yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students150yen (Adults400yen, High School Students200yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students110yen for 20 people and above)
- Parking Lot
- Available 100 spaces
*Please use the parking lots of the nearby Saturday shops.
- Credit Card
- Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, others)
- Others (smoking area available on site)
- Not available
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.