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Bansei Tokko Peace Museum (万世特攻平和祈念館)

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Museum / Science Museum

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 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:2020/04/05 考えさせられます
二階建の資料館で1Fは撮影可能、2Fは禁止されていますが1Fの展示には海底から引き揚げられた実機や映像など写真を撮る気にならないような展示が多くありました。他の方も触れていますが、知覧と展示内容が重複するところもありますが、こちらの方が小規模とはいえそれでも一つひとつの展示をじっくり見ていくと2時間あっても足りないくらいかと思います。老若男女全ての人に見てもらって色々と感じ取ってほしいと思いました...

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Address
Kagoshima Pref. Minamisatsumashi Kasedatakahashi 1955-3 [map]
Area
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
Phone
0993523979
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Reception until 16:30)
Closed
12/31, 1/1
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 310yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 210yen
Parking Lot
Available (49spaces, Bus 8spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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