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Kanoya Air Base Museum (Kanoya Sky Museum) (鹿屋航空基地史料館(鹿屋スカイミュージアム))


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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.


Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Nishihara 3-chome 11-2 (Osumi PeninsulaArea)

phone 0994420233

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Kanoya Air Base Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/11/08 Interesting
You can see only one existing Kawanishi H8K a.k.a. Emily which was displayed in the U.S.A. after the 2nd world war and then brought to Tokyo and finaly here. This admission free Naval airforce museum...
Reviewed:2016/05/25 Kanoya air base museum: A must for Pacific war history buffs.
The Kanoya air base museum is housed in a modern and spacious building just off the main entrance to the Kanoya JMSDF air base. For those who are aviation history buffs, the Kanoya air base was the...
Reviewed:2015/11/08 the history of the aviation unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force
The museum showcases the history of the aviation unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force. In particular, the exhibition of the flying boat Emily and Zero Fighter will...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Nishihara 3-chome 11-2 [map]
Osumi PeninsulaArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available (35spaces ※Large, medium, handicapped included)
Credit Card
Not available
Other (outdoor installation location only)
Not available
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 23, 2020 (Information as of June 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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