Destination: Peace Memorial Park

In order to understand the Okinawan experience of the war, you have to visit the Peace Memorial Park, located where the war finally met its end, Itoman City. There you will find the names of more than 240,000 American and Japanese soldiers carved into a monument. Upon viewing this yourself, you will truly feel for the people who lost their lives in the war that are commemorated here.

The Okinawa Peace Memorial Museum is also located on the park grounds. In this museum, you can experience the reality of the war through the various documents and videos exhibited here, which all offer unique viewpoints on the war. But the real surprise awaits you once you have gone through the exhibition space and come out to a very special place. This atmosphere is sure to stick in your memory for years to come. We invite you to experience this for yourself.

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