169 Fukuji, Itoman City
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
444 Mabuni, Itoman City
Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
614-1 Mabuni, Itoman City
Closed: Dec. 29-Jan. 3
Admission: Adults ¥300, ages 6-18 ¥150
Okinawa Peace Hall
Admission: Adults ¥450, ages 6-18 ¥350
671-1 Ihara, Itoman City
Hours: 9:00-17:25 *Last entry 17:00
Admission to the museum: Adults ¥310, ages 16-18 ¥210, ages 6-15 ¥110
The Himeyuri Monument was constructed here in memory of the young girls and teachers who served as nurses for the Japanese Army and who lost their lives during the Battle of Okinawa. The Himeyuri Peace Museum displays a full-size replica of a bomb shelter, books of testimonials and portraits of the victims.
The beach offers great snorkeling with its crystal-clear water, home to a number of tropical fish. You can swim only during high tide; at low tide, the beach is crowded with locals exploring the exposed reef, observing marine creatures trapped in tide pools or clamming. It’s also well known as a diving and surfing point.