Part of this is a traditional museum, with a lot to read and take in. However, the outside garden area is very well done and quite moving, as is the Japanese Peace Garden. You can do your visit over two days if it all gets a bit much.
We opted to go back to the combat zone the following day. It was pretty interesting, rather more for the guys than the gals I think. There is a very accurate representation of a south Pacific island battle site with dug-outs, machine gun nests and so on. They were going to have a re-enactment the following day and were laying dummy land-mines and explosives and we were told it is extremely realistic and includes a flame-thrower which can blast flame 300 feet outwards! They give out earplugs so the spectators are not too deafened.
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