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Address: 1-25-37 Wakasa, Naha 900-0031, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-941-3515
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Small museum - Japanese language necessary

This is a museum about the sinking of a Japanese evacuation ship during WWII. It's a sad part of war history, the truth only came out 20 years after the sinking incident as there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a museum about the sinking of a Japanese evacuation ship during WWII. It's a sad part of war history, the truth only came out 20 years after the sinking incident as there was an initial gag order to cover up the incident. Sad history for sure - the museum calls for peace. Museum shows the timeline and a... More 

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Naha, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is very small museum, I would not take small children to it, you would take advantage of the museum by taking someone to translate what's display, otherwise there isn't much English around. Staff is friendly but there wasn't any English speaking personnel when my wife and I went. Behind the museum are some nice trials to walk and nice... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and i visited this Museum whilst we were on a Far East Cruise, and happened upon the Museum when we were out walking. The lady at the reception area was very helpful. and gave us handouts in English to help on the walk round the exhibits. The place is very atmospheric and when you see some of the... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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131 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This experience gives you first hand accounts of what happened to these students and teachers during the war. There's much English material, but one could benefit from having a Japanese interpreter.

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Okinawa, Japan
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96 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This Memorial Museum is a very solemn reminder of the War in the Pacific and one that should not be missed in a tour of Okinawa. The museum and ground surrounding it are dedicated to remind the world of the tragedies of war. The area is quiet and well maintained and the staff are extremely polite. Until I had visited... More 

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