Okinawa Sights

Okinawa Peace Memorial Museum (Okinawa kenritsu heiwa kinen shiryokan)

  • 614–1 Aza-Mibuni Map It
  • Itoman
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Rows of black granite blocks inscribed with the names of the thousands who lost their lives in World War II cover the rolling, green hills around this excellent museum. Exhibits, some designed specifically for children, provide a rare opportunity to contemplate global issues. Focusing on the brutal Battle of Okinawa. interesting exhibits highlight each side's tactical perspective and the progress of the fighting. More personal displays reveal what life was like on the ground during the chaos and include testimonies of survivors (unfortunately, only a few of these are translated). A diorama portrays life in American-occupied postwar Okinawa. The museum is 80 minutes from Naha via bus; change from Bus 89 to 82 at Itoman Terminal. The total cost is ¥1050

Sight Information


614–1 Aza-Mibuni, Itoman, Okinawa, 901-0333, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥300
  • Daily 9–5

Published 12/10/2015


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