Okinawa Peace Memorial Hall, Itoman Okinawa

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The Memorial Hall was opened in 1978 on Mabuni Hill, the site where the Battle of Okinawa ended. Within the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and constructed in the image of the seven seas joining hands in prayer the hall is designed to be a symbol of everlasting world peace.

The world’s largest lacquer statue of Buddha that took over 18 years to build is located in this site and dedicated to the loss of over 200,000 human lives during the battle of Okinawa. Also within the hall is an art museum, meditation forest, peace bell and paintings symbolizing the tragedy of war.

From Naha Airport:Approx. 40 min. by car (via highway)
From Okinawa Expressway: Tomigusuku I.C:Approx. 30 min by car (via highway)
From nearest bus stop: Heiwa Kinendo Iriguchi Approx. 3 min on foot (Stop for line : 82)

Admission: 500yen (Groups of 20 or more: 400 yen)
Junior and senior high school students 350yen (Groups of 20 or more: 250 yen)
Kindergarten - Elementry school students 250yen (Groups of 20 or more: 150 yen)
Open Hours: Summer season 9:00-17:30 Winter season 9:00-17:00
Address: 448-2 Mabuni, Itoman City, Okinawa 901-0333
Phone: 098-997-3011

 

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