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Memorial Museum for Soldiers, Detainees in Siberia, and Postwar Repatriates

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It is a small exhibit mainly written in Japanese there is english recordings available

This museum is purely from a Japanese perspective, only mentions atrocities the Japanese people... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Chris K
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Adelaide, Australia
Thought provoking

A little difficult to find. Free admission. English and other languages catered for with audio... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
spookspa
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 Oct 2018
“It is a small exhibit mainly written in Japanese there is english recordings available”
20 Oct 2018
“Thought provoking”
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This museum is purely from a Japanese perspective, only mentions atrocities the Japanese people suffered. It is however interesting as little has been written in the western society about Japanese soldiers some 500,000 taken to work camps in Siberia. It becomes obvious that politicians make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

A little difficult to find. Free admission. English and other languages catered for with audio guide, although not every display has an audio commentary but those that do are clearly marked. Staff very helpful. If attending please leave any preconceived notions, and biases at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank spookspa
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This free exhibit was quite difficult for us to find as there was zero signage in English. It is located in a high rise building on the 48th floor with a big sign saying information. We were ushered in with an English pamphlet, which was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

There are a variety of exhibits describing the experience of Japanese soldiers in WWII. There was no balance however: Japan = victimized; Allies = persecutors.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank gaijinexpat
Reviewed 24 June 2016

A very moving account of the Hiroshima Nuclear Bomb and its devastating effects on the lives of the people. We used the audio guide which was very informative. It would be easy to navigate this memorial without the head phones ( English information printed) but...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Paulene444
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We visited Hiroshima for the day and couldn't miss this. We got the English language commentary and that was really worth it. Some of the photos and objects are harrowing but it is done in a thoughtful and fact based way. This is a must...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank kiwichick73
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Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
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