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Bansei Tokko Peace Museum万世特攻平和祈念館(休業中)

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A museum built on the site of the former Bansei Airfield, the last base used by the army for kamikaze fighters during the Pacific War. Opened in 1993, the museum’s numerous exhibits include Japan’s only extant Navy Type Zero reconnaissance seaplane (Aichi E13A), messages left by blood relatives of kamikaze fighters, and articles which belonged to kamikaze fighters as well as portraits. Through testimony provided by relatives and people involved as well as other videos, visitors can learn about the final moments of close to 200 kamikaze fighters, including pilots as young as 17. A memorial service is held in front of the museum’s monument each year in April.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Minamisatsumashi Kasedatakahashi 1955-3 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993523979
place

9:00-17:00 (Reception is until 16:30)

Review of Bansei Tokko Peace Memorial Hall

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/04/21 Well balanced memorial
This peace hall manages to convey both the futility of the waste of young lives with a recognition of those bravery of those involved. It’s a tricky balance but in delivering this the museum finds...
Reviewed:2017/05/06 Extremely moving
A peace memorial with a garden with a stone lantern dedicated to each of the 1036 Kamikaze (Tokyo) pilots who had to fly their planes on these suicide missions in the last months of WW2 from the air...
Reviewed:2018/09/23 戦争の歴史を学べる施設
知覧や指宿から特攻隊が出撃したのは知っていましたが、万世からも飛行場があり200名近く20歳前後の特攻隊員がお国の為に出撃した場所です。
1Fには戦中、夜間偵察の際、燃料切れで海中に沈んだ偵察機が陸揚げされ、錆止めされたものが保存されています。2Fは遺書や遺影が展示され、撮影禁止エリアになっています。中でも血書の展示コーナーは文字の保存のため暗室コーナーとなっており、出撃を前にした隊員が自ら指を切...

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Address
Kagoshima Pref. Minamisatsumashi Kasedatakahashi 1955-3 [ map ]
Area
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
Phone
0993523979
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Reception is until 16:30)
Closed
12/31, 1/1
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults300yen, Small/Junior High School Students200yen
Parking Lot
Available(49spaces, bus 8spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 2, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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