Visitor Information



From 9 am to 5:25 pm [last admission at 5 pm]

Open daily

*You can visit the Himeyuri Cenotaph even when the museum is closed.

Admission Fees

IndividualsGroups (20 or more people)
High School Students¥250¥200
Elementary and Junior High School Students¥150¥100

●Visitors with a disability certificate plus their companions may enter free of charge. Please present your certificate or other documents when entering the museum.

Group tour rates apply to groups of 20 people or more, but advance reservations must be made or groups of 10 people or more. Please check the group vists page.

●The following payment services can be used.

              Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DC, UFJ, Nicos, MUFG)

Electronic money (iD, Suica and transportation IC cards that can be used interchangeably, Edy, nanaco, QUICPay, WAON)

Online tickets

Online tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate (group rates apply).

*Online ticket holders may also be required to wait to enter the museum during busy hours.

You will be taken to an external site.


671-1 Ihara, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture, 901-0344 (in the grounds of the Himeyuri Cenotaph)

Tel: 098-997-2100

By car
By bus
Access to various locations
in the southern region

By car

・Approximately 20 minutes from Tomigusuku IC on the Naha Airport Expressway
・Approximately 30-40 minutes from Naha City and Naha Airport
*The museum does not have its own parking lot. Please use the parking lots of nearby souvenir stores.
*Please follow the “Himeyuri Monument” sign on the traffic signs. Depending on the type of car navigation system you are using, it may direct you to the farm road behind the museum.

By bus

If you are coming from outside the city by public bus, you will need to change buses in Itoman City.
It takes 60-90 minutes from Naha City to the museum, including time for changing buses.

▶To the museum (from Naha City)

“Asahibashi/Naha Bus Terminal” bus stop (in front of Rokin) Board the [89] bus at “Asahibashi/Naha Bus Terminal” (approx. 30 minutes). At the “Itoman Bus Terminal,”, transfer to the [82] or [107] bus (approx. 15-25 minutes). Get off at the “Himeyuri no to Mae” bus stop.
*The [89] bus from the Naha Bus Terminal will take longer because it will follow the Kainan area route. Please board at the “Asahibashi/Naha Bus Terminal” bus stop (in front of Rokin) across from the Naha Bus Terminal.
Yui Rail Akamine Station Exit the ticket gate and board the [89] bus at the “Akamine Eki-mae” bus stop on the left (approx. 30 minutes). At the “Itoman Bus Terminal,”, transfer to the [82] or [107] bus (approx. 15-25 minutes). Get off at the “Himeyuri no To Mae” bus stop.

▶To Naha City (from the museum)

“Himeyuri no To Mae” to “Itoman Bus Terminal” takes 15 to 20 minutes on the [82] or [108] bus. If you take the [107] bus, get off at Hakugindo-mae and transfer to the [89] bus bound for Naha at the same bus stop. Please note that the boarding location will vary depending on the bus you take for your return trip. The [82] and [107] bus leaves from in front of Himeyuri Soba and the [108] bus can be found in front of Deigo Plus. *It takes about 10 minutes by cab from the Itoman Bus Terminal to the museum, and costs around 1,600 yen.

Access to various locations in the southern region

・Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, Cornerstone of Peace)
 10 minutes by car or on the [82] bus, about 15 minutes from Heiwa-kinendo-iriguchi bus stop
・Okinawa World / Valley of Gangala 
 20 minutes by car or on the [82] bus, about 30 minutes from Gyokusendo-mae bus stop.
・Itokazu Abuchiragama Cave
30 minutes by car
・Haebaru Cultural Center / Okinawa Army Hospital Haebaru Bunkers
 30 minutes by car
・World Heritage Site Sefa-Utaki
 40 minutes by car

Barrier-free information

The exhibition panel descriptions are available in both Japanese and English.

There are Japanese and English subtitles for the exhibits’ videos (audio is in Japanese only).

English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Korean translations of the large testimonial books in the 4th exhibition room are also available. We also offer wheelchair-accessible tours.

Wheelchairs for rentAvailable (4 assistive-type wheelchairs)
Diaper changing tablesAvailable (1 in the men’s restroom, 1 in the women’s restroom)
Ostomate-accessible toiletsAvailable (1 in the men’s restroom, 1 in the women’s restroom and 1 in the multipurpose restroom: 3 in total)
Wheelchair-accessible restroomsAvailable (1 in the multipurpose restroom).
First-aid stationAvailable (2 beds)
Please notify the receptionist when you use this room.
There are no medical staff on site. Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment will not be provided.
AEDAvailable (1 in lobby)

Our requests for visitors to the museum

●Please do not talk on your phone inside the exhibition rooms.

●Please do not take photos or videos or make recordings in the exhibition rooms. Please be considerate of other visitors when taking photos in the courtyard and other areas.

●No eating or drinking in the exhibition rooms. In addition, only food and drinks in sealable containers may be brought into the museum.

●When taking notes, please keep them close at hand. Please do not lean against exhibit panels.

●Smoking is not permitted on the premises, inside or outside. The museum has no smoking area.