Related Articles

Recommended Related Plans



Chiran Peace Museum知覧特攻平和会館


Museum / Science Museum

This museum collects materials and personal items relating to the special attack unit (kamikaze unit) active at the end of World War II. The museum was erected on the site of a former launch base with the aim of preserving records of the time for future generations and in a prayer for peace. Parties of 10 or more can listen to a storyteller with advance reservation. The museum also provides English, Chinese, and Korean audio guides. A five-minute walk from the Tokkokannon-iriguchi bus stop.


Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Chiranchoukori 17881 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993832525

9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)

Review of Chiran Peace Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/11 Return home
My sons and I went to Japan to visit my home country and home town Kagoshima. While there we decided to take a trip to Chiran to visit the Samurai town and the Peace museum at the same time.
I was...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Memorable visit
We very much appreciated the English audio tour to help us understand the role the former air base had in training and sending off more than a thousand young kamikaze pilots. The displays of...
Reviewed:2019/12/05 A somber reminder of our past misdeeds.
I would definitely visit the Chiran Peace Museum. A half day visit is enough. I would also include a visit to The Samurai Village at the same time.

Recommended Guide


Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Chiranchoukori 17881 [ map ]
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults500yen, Children300yen
[Mujuum Chiran Common Ticket] Adults600yen, Children400yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
          From major stations / airports

          Nearby Tourist Attractions

          Nearby Restaurants

          Nearby Hotels

          Kagoshima Areas


          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.