Malaria Memorial Stone & Battle of Okinawa Memorial Stone

battle of okinawa and malaria memorial stone

Both of these memorial stones can be found at the entrance to Banna Park. The Battle of Okinawa Memorial Stone pays respect to the over 250,000 people who lost their lives in Okinawa during some of the most brutal battles in history

The Malaria Memorial Stone remembers the local Yaeyama people who where forced from their homes and into the jungles during the fighting in WWII. Over 3,000 people died from malaria while living in terrible conditions.

Besides respecting and remembering those who perished these stones represent Yaeyama’s, Ishigaki’s, and Japan’s desire for world peace. Each year on the anniversary of the end of The Battle of Okinawa ( June 23rd) a somber memorial service is held at both stones.

From Ishigaki Airport: Approx. 35 min. by car
Address: Banna, Ibarum, Ishigaki-city, Okinawa

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA