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 .
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park Reviews
Interesting memorial, park, and museum. Setting is OK, and architecture passable, but this whole operation is missable. more »
第2次大戦中最大の激戦地となった沖縄の戦いがいろいろな形で表現されています。軍の司令官は最後の後始末としてきちんと降伏し部下と民間人の生命を守る義務があるのですが、日本軍の司令官は切腹すれば責任を果たしたと思う教育をされていて、それだけでも昭和日本軍のいびつさがよくわかります。日本人はやはり一度ここを訪れて沖縄の人々がどれだけの犠牲をはらったのかを勉強すべき義務があると思います。 more »The battle of Okinawa, which became the biggest battleground during World War II, is expressed in various forms. The commander of the army surrenders neatly as the last cleanup, and there is an obligation to protect the life of subordinates and civilians, but the commander of the Japanese army has been educated to think that he fulfilled the responsibility if he is angry, and the snoring of the Showa Japanese army is understood well only by it. I think the Japanese still have an obligation to visit here once and learn how much okinawan people have sacrificed.
During WW2 this area was a battle ground! Simply said the land carries a lot of history. With outdoor remembrance towers and the lot the grounds are filled with history. Inside there is a museum (300 yen for adults) which goes into detail with a large number of exhibitions and eye witness accounts of what really went on during that time. Translators are provided. Great day out!
Definitely a must visit place while in Okinawa. Peace Memorial Park is contains various memorials of the war. On a nice day, walking around the grounds is very enjoyable. There is a playground for the kids as well that will definitely keep them entertained. There are public restrooms and vending machines throughout the park. Walking around the grounds is free but there are fees for the museums.
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