Day 478: Part 2
After Shuri Castle we decided to drive down the southern coast and visit Himeyuri no To (ひめゆりの塔).
This is the site where many female students were killed during the war. Many of them, still teenagers, had to care for the Army’s injured and perform tasks that are unthinkable to you and I.
They hid in these caves to escape the bombing but I can’t describe to you how it was. If you get a chance, please go to this museum. Like the museum in Hiroshima, it’ll move you.
Sometime it’s hard to swallow the dark history of such beauty.
Our next destination was close. The only problem was that the main road would take us all the way back around. So I checked my iphone and found a shortcut–a bumpy, dirt road that we almost got stuck in.
But we made it to our destination, Kyan Misaki and Heiwa no To.
On another sad note, these are the cliffs were many people committed suicide during and after the war. It’s beautiful, but very heavy.
The view from the Nirai Kanai bridge is amazing.
Soba time! A couple weeks ago I started exchanging emails with Kate, a fellow blogger who lives in Okinawa, and we decided to meet up during my stay. So we met up with her at Yonabaruya (与那原家) in Yonabarucho.
Okay, now this was some better tasting Okinawa soba.
Kotteri Nankotsu Souki Soba.
Thanks Kate! It was great meeting you!
Off to the American Village!