Itoman is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The city sits at the southern tip of Okinawa Island.
As of April 2013, the city has an estimated population of 59,605 and a population density of 1,335.53 persons per km².
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4.5 based on 288 reviews
Although this was our second time visiting this memorial, we did not realize the significance it played in our family's past. We found out after returning the first time visiting Okinawa that my sister in law's half sister was one of the young women that is memorialized at this peace museum. With this knowledge, we found out this young girl's history and was able to get her name and a photo. We took our granddaughter with us the second time and placed flowers for her. It was an emotional moment when we located her photo and name on the memorial wall. We could only imagine the horrific experience that she endured as she was used to nurse the injured when she was still a mere child herself. We wept at the thought that her hopes and dreams were dashed by this horrific war. Okinawa has many war memorials but this particular museum touched me the most because of the personal connection to my sister in law.
Lot of photos, documents (most in Japanese), and films to view to give you an idea of what happened to these young women and their teachers.
4.5 based on 314 reviews
The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquaters is located where Rear Admiral Ota and his men desperately fought to the end on 13 June,1945. You can view the commanding officer's room and the operations room as it was during the battle.Also the tunnnels,which were comstracted utilizing hoes and picks,still exist in their original condition.
As I walked through the labyrinth of underground tunnels, I tried to imagine myself living, fighting and probably dying in these conditions. Unlike other military tunnel systems around the world (ie: Vietnam’s Cu Chi tunnels), these were built to an extraordinary standard and in such a short time frame which makes it more incredible. The fact that so many men lost their lives inside these tunnels (through fighting, poison gas, fire, wounds and suicide) makes this not only a historic military sight, but also a graveyard. The small museum is a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives not only inside these tunnels, but to all Okinawan people who unwillingly got caught up in war, many as collateral damage. Some of the photos are absolutely heartbreaking while others show uncensored images of the sheer brutality of war. Signage is mostly in Japanese, but there is enough English as part of the displays. There is a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in these tunnels atop the hill. Far reaching views overlooking Naha to the Pacific Ocean can be had from this sight.
Admission is 440¥ for adults (I picked up a 10% off coupon at the Naha City Tourist Office on Kokusai Dori).
4.5 based on 493 reviews
On the Cornerstone of Peace, where the names of all the war dead, irrespective of nationality, are inscribed, you grow increasingly silent at the sight of the caves where people hid, when attack after attack of US warplanes devastated the people and the place. You realise that the victims were twice victimized: the way Japanese nationalists drafted the people to die and the overkill of the US military might. It is a place that carries a message.
4 based on 432 reviews
4.5 based on 405 reviews
Was interesting in terms of the dramatic entrance setting via the cave cafe but we couldn't follow all of the tour since the guided tour was in Japanese. Some people commented that they were given audio guides but we were only handed printed write-ups. Not sure why w didn't get the audio guides which would have made the visit much more informative. We were informed that the tour would be conducted in Japanese but we were expecting the audio guide! Thought we will see more in/of the cave but much was spent on the plants and the origins of the Minatogawa pre-historic man.
4.5 based on 353 reviews
If you go to this beautiful monument, usually adorned with flowers and other gifts, be sure to also visit the museum just behind. There is no fee to view this tower, but there is only a small fee for the museum and it is well worth it.
Okinawa has a lot to share about the ravages of war.
4 based on 127 reviews
With a perfect sunset and views of the Keramas serving as a backdrop, this place is a photographers dream. The beach itself has several amenities and plenty of parking.
4.5 based on 98 reviews
This complex of shops are on the road side in Itoman close to Naha Airport.
Features a local farmers market and garden shop. The market carries local fruits and vegetables fresh from the farms that morning. The fish market features local fish whole,cut or prepared for you to eat. The other building sells local Okinawa products.
An authentic farmenrs market clean and bright
4 based on 269 reviews
Went there on a very hot day and must say walking around with little kids is not the best idea there. Lots of steps and tight walking areas makes for some hard times with the little ones.
Food selection was outstanding and so many different options to choose from. Bring water if on a hot day cause I can't recall there being many vending machines in the area.
4 based on 250 reviews
This interesting place is good for pre-flight shopping:
Farmers market - for local produce and groceries
Seafood market - for fresh fish sashimi, sushi, oysters, scallops, lobsters, etc. (there are wooden tables and benches for eat-in)
Souvenir shop - for souvenirs, wine, snacks, glaasware, potteries, etc.
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