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Himeyuri Peace Memorial Museum

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4.5 (564)

671-1 Ihara, Itoman, Okinawa 901-0344, Japan

Dedicated to the Himeyuri Student Corps, this museum celebrates peaceful action in difficult times.

hourglassDuration: 01h30min

phone+81 98-997-2100
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:25 PM

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Z Z 2 months ago

Informative museum with good English translation of what happened in Okinawa leading to the battle in 1945.

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Garry Bates 3 months ago

A somber museum focused on school children who sheltered and died in a stone cave in front of the museum. They are commemorated in a photographic listing of each girl and their individual story.

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ST TS 9 months ago

Visiting a museum about war is important as it provides a tangible connection to history, fostering a deeper understanding of the past This one like others in the world worth the visit....just to confirm human's stupidity

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Will Bowen 2 years ago

I have been to a lot of museums in Japan that have been about the War, but I think this museum stood out the most for me. Excellently presented, a very interesting exhibition with items that belonged to the students. Very, very sad but it’s important that their stories will never be forgotten. I’ll definitely go again! RIP.

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yanxin 6 years ago

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 very interesting - glad there was English translation at that one booth in the room filled with Japanese scripts. The life-sized cave that opens up to the entrance of the museum is a nice touch too. Tip for drivers using Gmaps: Don’t put Himeyuri Museum as your destination and follow the route blindly, as I did. You’ll end up in a no man’s land below a hill the museum is located. Instead, put Himeyuri Memorial Tower as the destination and you’ll find some parking near the museum.