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Ookunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum (大久野島毒ガス資料館)

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This is an archive located on Ookunoshima Island in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The island was once a poison gas manufacturing plant of the former Japanese Imperial Army and producing a large amount of poison gas weapons until the end of the Second World War. It was opened in 1988 to convey the horrific past and sacrifice of many lives during the poison gas manufacturing process. The museum exhibits artifacts from officials at the time, and material related to poison gas production. On the island, there are also traces of canons, electric power plants, and poison gas reservoirs.

place

Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanoumichou Okunoshima (Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea)

phone 0846263036
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9:00-16:30 (admission until 16:00)

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Address
Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanoumichou Okunoshima [map]
Area
Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea
Phone
0846263036
Hours
9:00-16:30 (admission until 16:00)
Closed
New Year's holiday(12/29-1/3)
Fees
[Admission fee] [19 years old and over] 150yen * 120yen for groups of 20 people and above
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.