【Okinawa Travel Info】Tourist information for Okinawa,Japan

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[ID:32348]Himeyuri Monument / Himeyuri Peace Museum

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For those who will never be forgotten.Himeyuri monument stands by the Ibara third surgery shelter at which many of the lives of the students and teachers were taken away.

Every June 23rd, on which the fierce war ended, a number of people who survived from the war visit the monument in memory of the victims.
The Himeyuri Peace Museum was built in 1989 by the Himeyuri committee, and in operation based on the foundation given from civilian.

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Basic Information

Name Himeyuri Monument / Himeyuri Peace Museum
Address 671-1 Ibara, Itoman-shi, Okinawa
Spaces for 100 vehicles
Access 40 minute drive from Naha airport

MAPCODE-HR: 232 338 091*41
*"マップコード" and "MAPCODE" are registered trademarks by DENSO corporation.
Phone 098-997-2100
Shop Hour Himeyuri Peace Museum:
9AM - 5:30PM (last admission 5PM) 
Closed Open daily
Price Adult ¥310 / High school ¥210 / Junior high and elementary ¥110
Group of 20 or more: Adult ¥280 / High school ¥190 / Junior high and elementary ¥100
Payment method

Cash only

Duration
Language(MENU) English / 繁體中文 / 简体中文 / 한국어
WiFi
Other features Parking is available near the souvenir shop.

Himeyuri Peace Museum

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The Himeyuri peace Museum was built in 1989 at where the Himeyuri students had once studied before the US forces landed on the island. At this museum, you can learn about the Battle of Okinawa through the photos taken during the war, portraits of all the students who sacrificed their lives, diorama of the Himeyuri caves, memoir by its survivors and more.

Himeyuri Students (Lily Corps)

Himeyuri students sometimes referred to as Lily corps, was a unit of 18 teachers and 222 students of the Okinawa Daiichi Women’s High School and Okinawa Shihan Women’s School to perform surgery as well as other difficult duties during the Battle of Okinawa.

Since the unit was organized by the Japanese army on March 23rd, 1945, until May 25th they had served to the bone for the injured soldiers. After the date, they split up into six groups to hide in the dark caves filled with dead soldiers situated near where the current Himeyuri monument stands.

 

The whole unit had to leave the caves after an order of dissolution was given on June 18th, 1945. While other groups were leaving their shelters, many of the students and teachers in the Ibara third surgery shelter were killed during an attack by US forces before they could even leave.
The total of 136 out of 240 of the students and teachers lost their lives.

 

In the following year, the Himeyuri monument was built in memory of those whose lives were taken away.

Map

Name Himeyuri Monument / Himeyuri Peace Museum
Phone 098-997-2100
Address 671-1 Ibara, Itoman-shi, Okinawa
Spaces for 100 vehicles
Access 40 minute drive from Naha airport

MAPCODE-HR: 232 338 091*41
*"マップコード" and "MAPCODE" are registered trademarks by DENSO corporation.

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