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Chiran Peace Museum

17881 Chirancho Kori, Minamikyushu 897-0302, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 993-83-2525
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A memorial building to the kamikaze pilots

We had visited most of the War (Peace) Museums in Japan, and this was the last one on our list. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew M
Gets you thinking

There's a lot here to talk about depending on what you think about kamikaze pilots. I did not pay... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Tanya M
Fukuoka, Japan
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17881 Chirancho Kori, Minamikyushu 897-0302, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 993-83-2525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited most of the War (Peace) Museums in Japan, and this was the last one on our list. We found that the museum was more of a memorial to the pilots than the other museums which we had visited. There were no photos...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

There's a lot here to talk about depending on what you think about kamikaze pilots. I did not pay to use the English audio, and like others have said, maybe I should have as there might have been more background to the story. There could...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

So shocked and found new things in this place. Chiran is such a beautiful small town but it was Kamikaze pilots base. That makes Chiran town makes more sad ironically. From Kagoshima chuo station, there is bus, it costs about 1000yen(1 and 30 hours). If...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we were driving south toward ibusuki and stumbled upon a "nice looking" building (and spotted a sign "samurai residences") so we decided to return the next day to visit. Chiran Peace museum is right at the end (short drive away), and on our way we...More

1  Thank asylumescapee
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was a surprise. i wasn't sure what to expect but it was clear that the sacrifice made by these men was far removed from the lunatic evil suicide bomber of the modern era. Many of the pilots were little more than boys and their...More

Thank HabLeaf
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I echo other complementary views about this museum. There's good help for English speakers who are challenged with the Japanese language & writing. About travel by public transport, I think that the direct bus from Kagoshima is preferable to train to Hirakawa then bus. In...More

1  Thank ignatius455
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The faces of the young pilots are haunting as are the scraps of things they left behind. It is a shame there was not more information available in other languages. We kill the young people of every conflict in awful ways (think of the trenches...More

Thank tes108
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Today suicide bombers often defy understanding: why would they do that? As the war effort grew more desperate for Japan, in a last ditch effort to cripple the advance of the American navy toward the homeland, the military sought a weapon that would hopefully provide...More

Thank redneckersson5
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

All moral/political arguments aside, this is a pretty average museum: lots of incredible artefacts but presented in quite a boring, unimaginative way. I'm aghast at how many people have given it super-positive reviews - perhaps given London's museums, my standards are too high, but if...More

2  Thank boozle33
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It was such a honor to visit the place where so many pure soul flu up to protect their loved ones.. I can't explain what I felt there because whatever I would write or however I would explain won't be enough and will be too...More

Thank Kiy0miT
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13 April 2017|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not notice that I had received your question. It looked like that wheelchair can access but I am not so sure.
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