Kanoya Air Base Museum (Kanoya Sky Museum)

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A museum located on the grounds of Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The museum presents information and rare items spanning the time period from when the naval Kanoya flying corps was created in 1936 up to and including the history of the current Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The second floor of the museum provides information on topics such as the rapid developments which occurred in aviation technology in the 30-year frame from when naval aviation began; and a full portrait of the kamikaze fighters which emerged as part of Japan’s strategies during the Pacific War. The first floor of the museum presents history from the launching of the Coastal Safety Force in 1952 up to its reformation as the Maritime Self Dense Forces and on to the present day.

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Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Nishihara 3-chome 11-2 map map Map
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* Tel is also used for fax. * The staying time is currently specified. * Opening hours etc. may be changed due to infection spread prevention measures. Please check the official website for details.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Admission is possible
Infant friendly
Admission is possible

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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