Himeyuri Heiwa Kinen Museum (Himeyuri Peace Museum)

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Himeyuri Heiwa Kinen Museum (Himeyuri Peace Museum)


The Himeyuri Peace Museum and Himeyuri War Memorial were built in honor of the about 200 victims of schoolgirls mobilized as nurse assistants during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. They were known as the Himeyuri Student Corps. The Peace Museum exhibits photographs of the many victims, their personal effects, model reconstructions of the shelter, and testimonies from survivors in an appeal against the misery of war. Today, as memories of Okinawa’s war experiences wear ever thinner, the Himeyuri Peace Museum and war memorial serve as places that can teach the importance of peace, since the visitor cannot fail to be moved by sorrow.

Facility Information
A site that tells about the misery of war and the preciousness of life
Business Hours
Last entry: 16:30
Entrance fee: Senior High School students: 200JPY

Elementary ans Junior High School students: 100JPY
671-1, Ihara,Itoman-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 901-0344
Transportation Access
Approximately 30 minutes from Okinawa Expressway : Tomigusuku I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 3 minutes from Nearest bus stop : Himeyuri-no-To-mae by Walk