Peace Plaza

All the walkways meet at the Peace Plaza, an open area for people to gather. This location provides a spectacular view of the precipitous cliffs and the shoreline.

The Flame of Peace is located at the center of the plaza. This flame is composed of flames from three other places: from Akajima Island in Zamami Village, the first landing site of U.S. forces in Okinawa; and from the Flame of Peace in Hiroshima and the Flame of Peace in Nagasaki, the sites of the two atomic bombings. The flame, which has been burning since 1991, was transferred to the Peace Plaza in 1995 on Irei-no-hi (Okinawa Memorial Day), June 23.