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  • Billy G
    United Kingdom48 contributions
    Was a very poignant and thought provoking experience. Worth it 100%! Showed amazing artifacts and items from homes and outposts, really worth it.

    Would highly recommend for everyone visiting Nagasaki
    Written July 10, 2021
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  • Bipasha D
    5 contributions
    A solemn place to understand and experience as much as possible, the horrible impact of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Many experience deep sadness and anger after visiting this place.... But it's a must visit to understand why it's important to abolish nuclear weapons and how nothing can ever justify the usage of these weapons.

    It takes about 3 hours to tour the whole museum. So may be keep one whole day to visit the nearby monuments related to this incident ( A-bomb dome, Peace memorial park) and this museum together.
    Written March 21, 2022
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  • Valeriane P
    Villeurbanne, France31 contributions
    Went there both in summer and winter, and both times were absolutely perfect.
    In summer you get to hear the famous cicadas sounds and see all the little paths that are covered in snow in winter.
    I recommend staying at the very end of the day, when eveyone else is leaving, so you can have a final walk around the village and in the houses and experience the atmosphere of the empty houses and village. It gets a bit spooky and that's so good!
    Oh and there's a few stamps to gather around the village, for stamp seekers like me.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • VICENTE BRAVO
    8 contributions
    A MUST GO if you want to learn about Hokkaido Culture, History... in an easy way, visiting different buildings displaced reconstructed (or replicas). Spend at least 2 or 3 hours if you want to enter to all of them (more than 50).
    Written August 4, 2020
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  • Monty Stubble
    1 contribution
    Having driven along Mikasa Street in Barrow in Furness, the Cumbrian town where the Mikasa was built, I felt I had to visit the ship while in Tokyo.
    Sadly she's now landlocked but there's still lots to see and the ship has been sympathetically restored to the best possible condition.
    I spent a while talking to one of the guides, a retired submariner who had been to Barrow so the circle was complete.
    Well worth a trip if you're interested in such things
    Written April 13, 2021
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  • saikou
    Tokyo125 contributions
    Walking distance from the city center, it was a nice side trip. Brightly colored almost to the point of excess, they are nonetheless interesting to see. They've clearly been rebuilt not all that long ago. The forest setting is lovely.
    Written October 27, 2020
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  • NagoyaYabu
    Nagoya, Japan19 contributions
    I had been there some times before. Every time I went there, it was an interesting experiences.

    Especially, you can see buildings of Meiji period. If you have any interest in architecture and design or history, you will like to go there.

    The museum Meiji mura was really great place!
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • Oystein F
    Gardonne, France321 contributions
    The Repatriation Memorial Museum in Maizuru tells the story of the Japanese prisoners of war in Russia, their life in the camps and their struggle and eventually return to Japan. It is a story well known to the Japanese but probably unknown to many Europeans. We were lucky to meet one of the former prisoners and hear his story. No matter whom you meet, you will be touched by the stories told in this fantastic museum.
    Written October 14, 2019
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  • Margaret B
    Queensland, Australia608 contributions
    The Port of Humanity Tsurga Museum is a must visit to learn the history of how Japan assisted in rehousing the Jewish and Polish children after the War. Only a small museum it houses and interesting display on the second floor and a part of history which is not well known outside this country. Set in lovely well kept grounds with a view across the harbour. Glad we had the opportunity to learn and experience this place.
    Written September 17, 2017
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  • Nadia L
    Tokyo, Japan26 contributions
    Nice museum about fishing village Urayasu used to be in the past. Some activities for kids. Entrance is free.
    Written September 13, 2017
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  • Kent P
    Batavia, OH100 contributions
    I really enjoyed the views on a clear day. Interesting history on many dioramas on the viewing level.
    Written October 23, 2020
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  • Fukayan
    Saitama Prefecture, Japan725 contributions
    You ca say Eiichi Shibusawa is a founder of modern Japan. I highly recommend this place for anybody who wants to learn young Japan.
    Written April 29, 2015
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  • Marc T
    Coventry, UK61 contributions
    This is an excellent museum, quite large and very helpful for non Japanese speakers, we didnt get to see everything due to time however we were quite enthralled with the artifacts on show ,models and original items.
    Written November 28, 2018
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  • Jim G
    California60 contributions
    The well-lit displays were very well prepared with brief explanations in English. This museum felt spacious and well laid out. The volunteer docent was very nice and knowledgeable but only spoke Japanese.
    Written July 5, 2019
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