Himeyuri Monument

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Close to the Memorial Peace Park, this large stone monument is dedicated to female students and teachers who worked in army field hospitals in caves. During the closing days of the Battle of Okinawa, 222 girls and 18 teachers were recruited from two senior high schools, and worked as nurses in the cave located beneath the monument. Most of them did not survive.

The adjacent museum shows a life-size georama of the cave and testimonial videos by some survivors to give you a glimpse of the history. The monument and museum is a place that will leave you speechless in reflection but give testimony to the horrendous situation toward the end of the war.

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5.02 months ago

This place reminds us of how lucky we are these days to be able to live in peace and to have choices to make in life. These girls had no choice at all. This place left me speechless of how tough lives were for these people during the war. Definitely a place worthy of visit in Okinawa.

5.02 weeks ago

A moving experience - definitely worth a stop before going to the peace memorial park

5.0a week ago

Amazing place. Anyone who goes to the island should visit here and pay your respects to those who died fighting the battle of Okinawa.

5.02 weeks ago

Very well done monuments and garden.

5.0a month ago

A heartbreaking museum recounting the lives, struggles, deaths and survivals of school-age Okinawan girls put into military service as medical personnel.

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You can't believe that these caves were used as hospitals.

You can't believe that these caves were used as hospitals.

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