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Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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Address: Mabuni, Itoman 901-0333, Okinawa Prefecture
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I had initially came here solely to take the shuttle bus to the Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival but realised that the park was better than expected. Apart from learning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had initially came here solely to take the shuttle bus to the Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival but realised that the park was better than expected. Apart from learning about the war, there is a beautiful sea view from the memorial park as well which makes the place seems rather serene. There is also a playground as well which is... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best tribute muesems I have ever seen. Go early it is a lot to take in and see. Very unique place, it is stunningly beautiful! I was so impressed by the entire grounds! I highly recommend this plan on spending the entire day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and peaceful environment for a walk in remembrance of those who lost their lives not only in the war. The guy who sells soba noodles is a really great fella too :)

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My job and I volunteered to beautified the park, we teamed up with our Naha local national military and had an amazing time, lots of history in that place and the museum shows a lot of that, it was very interesting to see and learn new things and a good way to remember our past.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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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