Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur

Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur
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SMJ
Seoul, South Korea6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
I didn't mean to but got happened to visit this place on 15th, August, which was the day Japanese surrendered. It made my visit more meaningful and unforgettable.

When i looked around the prison inside out, I couldn't help feeling anger and sadness. Many of my ancestors not only got a deathh penalty here, but also got literally killed at this place, on the day before 15th, August. This was such a tragedy that happened in human history, and more tragic thing is that there has not been an apology about it and less and less people remember it over time.

For me it was really worth a visit. I was proud that many of my ancestors did not give up our independence in spite of 35 years under Japanese. Thankfully I realized that I am living in the period what they dreamed of, which i did not realize before.

I wrote my review in English because i want to share my feelings and thoughts for this place with more people around the world. and hope you can visit here somday in your life.
Written August 19, 2015
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Saif R
Harbin, China7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I won't say I enjoyed the visit in the true sense of the word.
The prison visit was a moving experience. The cells were tiny for the number of people who were stuffed in them, very inhuman conditions.
The equipment of torture shed some light on the brutality and cruelty of the oppressing Imperial Japanese forces.
Some of testimonies in English are quite chilling.
Made me realize the value of freedom to those who don't have it.
Made me think about how we take for granted.

The path is pretty straight forward, just follow the signs and you will go around the whole place in 30 -45 minutes.

I was impressed by the weapons and shells from the world war era and impressed with the technological development of Japanese at the time. Seeing those huge shells gave me a picture of the horror it would cause when it would explode somewhere.
I liked the old car and the huge anchor the most. The Japanese officer's photos with huge moustaches were quite amusing.

I did not like the shops out front, cheap models of guns and stuff. Everything is monetized in china but a place like this deserve some respect for the memory of those who have suffered and fallen for their rights and freedom.

The visit was very meaningful and though provoking.

If you like history and want to glimpse into the past, I would recommend it.

Be warned though. It might put you in a somber mood, even depressing to sensitive people.
Written September 2, 2014
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4our
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
I realize japan's wrong.
I anger japan's react.
I hate japan's history

condolences Ahn..
Written January 16, 2015
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
The museum set up was well above expectation as information was well displayed. It would’ve been nice to have some more detailed explanation about the military conflicts (there was a hall dedicated to some old bomb shells and weapons that are still preserved) as most displays were about the organization and the lifestyle of the prisoners. The displays on Ahn Jung-Geun was very thorough though with his old cell and execution site getting their unique displays. The International Soldiers of Lüshun section further highlights some other Korean patriots.
Written May 8, 2018
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Sad what the Japanese did to Chinese and Korean soldiers and patriots. The torture room and hanging room are not for the squeamish. But it needs to be seen and not swept under the carpet.
Besides the large jail there are historical displays of the 1904-5 Russian-Japanese war, the Japanese invasion in 1931 and 1937 leading to what we call WWII.
The English on the displays is good and the museum jail is well organised and explained
Written October 5, 2017
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Bata888
Dalian47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Good visit and worthy for an entire afternoon, specially if you are interested in history (Manchurian period in China). The serenity and air of the past prison cells reminded me of my similar visit to the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, except this was a Japanese prison in the past.
Written June 28, 2016
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Julien H
Veracruz, Mexico30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I was pretty exiting with the visit and I finished a little disappointed for 2 main reasons. First of all it is a guided tour, you can't walk by yourself inside the place, you have to follow the guide and the big problem was she was almost running (she didn't speak English but you can read some instructions and explanations written in English in the rooms and cells).The first thing she will tell you is that pictures are forbidden in the whole place. After some rooms she was even too far to notice I was taking pictures and It was a good thing since I didn't even got the time to read the explanations on the walls. That's a pity because it looked extremely interesting, I would like to visit it again but taking my time. Museum are usually free in China but this one had a cover price (can't remember how much but still cheap)
Written May 23, 2016
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
My son and I visited the prison as part of a day trip from Dalian. There is no entry fee. We had visited a similar prison in Seoul, South Korea, but the exhibits here were of a higher standard. The prison was originally built by the Russians, but was significantly expanded by the Japanese.

The exhibits include items used in the daily running of the prison. These may include telephones, calculators, bowls in which food was served and clothing. There are other more striking exhibits that relate to methods of torture and death. The Killing (Hanging) room is a must see, and there are many weapons on display that were used by the Japanese.

The cells were small, and an average of 8 prisoners were in each cell. Walking through the prison gives an idea of how tough the conditions were on the inmates. Towards the end of the tour, there is a memorial for those who died at the prison, and details of freedom fighters who were inmates. There were gift shops outside the prison, near to the entrance. A visit may take 1-2 hours depending on the size crowd.
Written July 27, 2015
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AnnaD66
Torquay, UK149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
If you are interested in the local history, the prison is well worth a visit. It is not very expensive to get there from Dalian in a taxi about £15 and there are English translations around the prison.
Written February 13, 2012
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Judy N
Nilai, Malaysia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I highly recommend this place. It takes approximately 1 hour to tour this place. It tells the history of the prison, how prisoners were tortured and the wardens who served in the prison.
Written September 29, 2019
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