Hotarukan Tomiya Shokudo

Museum / Science Museum
This army dining hall was run by Tome Torihama, who was praised as the mother of the Special Attack Units during World War II. The dining hall has been restored, and is now a museum. On the first floor of the dining hall, there are valuable exhibits such as photographs and memorabilia of members of the Special Attack Units, and on the second floor, there are exhibits detailing the life of Tome Torihama.

Spot details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Chiranchoukori 103-1
Phone
0993587566
Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]500yen
Parking Lot
Not available
*Public parking lotAvailable
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
*Opening hours are shortened due to measures against the new coronavirus
[Opening hours] 10:00-17:00
[Regularly Closed]Thursday
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Small but well laid out museum
    3.0 Reviewed:2017.10.03
    We were looking forward to visiting this museum, as we had seen a few statues of Tome Tonihama around Chiran, and were familiar with her story prior to visiting. Tome owned a restaurant in Chiran...
  • House of movie Hotaru
    3.0 Reviewed:2016.07.05
    Famous Ken Takakuras movie Hotaru, Hotarukan is a small museum, which displays the objects concerning Kamikaze pilots. It is a good complement to Chiran Peace Museum.
  • The story of the returning firefly/kamikaze pilot originated here
    3.0 Reviewed:2015.05.18
    We peeked in the bay window and photographed the exterior of this well restored wooden former restaurant, now memorial to the kamikaze pilots.In the bay window are a few of the many memorabilia...

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