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Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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Address: Mabuni, Itoman 901-0333, Okinawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 98-997-4123
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A serene and lovely park

I was really impressed by this park, it was part of my bus tour to visit here. It is huge! Luckily, they offer a cheap 100 gold buggy ride to get you through most part of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really impressed by this park, it was part of my bus tour to visit here. It is huge! Luckily, they offer a cheap 100 gold buggy ride to get you through most part of the park, and leave you to explore the rest on foot. You need a good hour or two to see everything. It is a... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An update to a previous review – this visit to the site included the museum…my recommendation is to pay the 300 YEN (~$3), a minimal cost that is well worth the cost. The admission cost is for the entrance to the second floor display. It starts with the prelude of the Rykyuu Kingdom, its involvement in the Russo-Japanese War, the... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place is eerie and beautiful at the same time. I did not have a lot of knowledge about the Battle of Okinawa before visiting, so I was shocked to learn about the history. The Okinawan people are so amazing and this memorial is a heartbreaking reminder of the perils of war. Definitely spend some time wandering through the memorial... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I visited so many attractions in Okinawa, and this was not one of my favorite, but still terrific. The views were great. I couldn't understand the tour guide very well, which I am sure was part of it. Worth visiting.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

For those of the older generation, the Battle of Okinawa has been on our radar as a tragic event. Visiting the memorial to this period of the war, was not only informative and interesting, but again brought to mind the uter senselessness of war, and how it brings out the worst in people. The site is peaceful, beautifully laid out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended, especially for those not too familiar with the history of the island. Gives another layer of appreciation for this place. A good juxtaposition for such a trial paradise. As others have said, do the audio tour inside the main museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Okinawa Peace Memorial Park with my parents in May, before Mr. President Obama arrived in Japan for Ise Semite. I am preferring to visit there once. My mother was shocked after touring the park. This park is huge that it takes about 2 hours walk to showing many - Photography, documentary film. We don't have to keep talking about... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The visit was way better than expected. The museum is very well set up to show the history of the second world War in Okinawa and the subsequent occupation. I would visit the museum first so you get a sense for the meaning of the place. After, I would take the golf cart tour of all the tombs. It costs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled 5400 miles, never knowing of the existence of the Peace Memorial Park until one of our friends mentioned that her relative from America had fought there. We spent several hours there learning the tragic history of the Okinawan's fate in a war they didn't choose to participate in. Presentation here is engaging and for English speaking very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The museum has so much information and objects to see from the war. It is also a very nice memorial in a beautiful location. There is an art gallery dedicated to war memorial.

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