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The Tower of Himeyuri / Himeyuri Peace Museum (ひめゆりの塔・ひめゆり平和祈念資料館)


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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 Following the US military's advance at the end of May, they were withdrawn to the southern part of Okinawa Island, and abruptly disbanded in June.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)

phone 0989972100

9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)

Review of The Tower of Himeyuri

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Reviewed:2019/11/24 Understanding
As I was not brought up with this part of ww2 it is interesting to understand what happened here. This site is one of remembering the people who were helping the wounded in the war and were they...
Reviewed:2018/02/06 A monument are at the entrance of death.
Himeyuri is a student organization at the time of WW2. Student must serve soldiers even girl students.At the late time of Okinawa battle, 80 out of 100 students were killed in the cave here. The...
Reviewed:2017/12/17 Sad But Must See History of Okinawa
This was yet another stop on our tour of WWII sites. When I was little I remember there was a movie that out that told the story of the student nurses & their sacrifice during the war. I think that...

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Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Ihara 671-1 [map]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
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


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