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Chiran Peace Museum

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Must see- emotional and informative

We caught the Chiran local bus from Kagoshima Chuo bus station from bus stop 16 . Cost 940 Y. Take... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Poignant and comprehensive museum of Japan's kamikaze - will haunt you!

My husband and I took a personal tour of the Chiran Peace Museum as part of an extended, guided... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
United States
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We caught the Chiran local bus from Kagoshima Chuo bus station from bus stop 16 . Cost 940 Y. Take a ticket as you board and you pay when you leave. You get change from a 1000y note. Bus winds up through the mountains with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My husband and I took a personal tour of the Chiran Peace Museum as part of an extended, guided tour with Japan Holidays. Our guide's father had been trained as a kamikaze pilot - who was never called into action. Although WWII seems eons ago,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank 1TahoeQueen
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The Chiran peace museum really touched my heart, and shed light on how the young boys spent their last moments before going on their final journey. It was really touching and made me rethink what I had known about the Kamikaze history. Another highlight of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank YYLoong
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Highly recommend visiting this museum if you get a chance. There's little information in English and tends to be filled with Japanese folks and gives a different look at the Kamikaze missions. Most pilots were very young and provides background on training and separation from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank drakestravels2018
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

If your a WWII historian this is an amazing place.. 99% locals visiting to pay respects , they have a shrine and many memorials. Purly only go if you are interested in all details about WWII from both sides.. the letters from the pilots they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WatsonFamilyHK
Reviewed 20 June 2018

There are some interesting exhibits (I assume) but because of my very limited Japanese reading skills it was hard at times to discern what I was actually looking at. Some (but not nearly all) of the letters the pilots wrote to their loved ones have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Much better than I expected and very touching reading the letters from the young pilots. No matter if you were friend or foe this museum is worth your visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank William B
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The fact that this area was once a training base for kamikaze pilots to be trained and had now been turned into a peace museum made it all the more significant and poignant in my eyes. The gardens near to the museum were well manicured...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BernardR792
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is a Peace Museum dedicated to the Kamikaze pilots. The goal is to put names and faces to those that fought so nothing like this happens again. It was sobering to find that many of the pilots were children, ages 15-19. What were you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank zeldamark52
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Those of us from countries who fought against Japan in WWII have sometimes heard of the feared kamikaze pilots. During that war and immediately after, the kamikazes seemed to provide evidence of how different the Japanese were from "us". Experiencing this museum makes you aware...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank GlobalCitizen2
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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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