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Sugihara House

Vaizhganto g. 30, Kaunas 44229, Lithuania
+370 698 02184
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A moving story, very well told.

This small museum tells the story of a Japanese diplomat who against the wishes of his government... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cortontrader
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Suffolk England
Who Knew??

Didn’t know any of the history of how Ch. Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Carla H
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Issaquah, Washington
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Vaizhganto g. 30, Kaunas 44229, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum tells the story of a Japanese diplomat who against the wishes of his government issued many exit visas which saved thousands of lives. It is located in an interesting building in which Mr Sugihara worked and lived with his family. The story...More

1  Thank cortontrader
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know any of the history of how Ch. Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania saved about 6,000 Jews starting in 1939 By defying his government & issuing them visas to travel from Kaunas, Lithuania thru the Soviet Union & then on to Japan. He...More

Thank Carla H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The house and former office of the late Japanese consul in Kaunas, Chiune Sugihara is the place of thousands of breathtaking stories. Sugihara's visas saved lives of about 6 thousand Jews, letting them to travel through Siberia to Japan and escape the Nazi camps and...More

Thank Sayuri M
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We met shimon on arrival he was warm and welcoming and was very informative. This museum is a true showcase of humanity at its best despite some factions at there lowest. I highly recommend to visit this place.

Thank Sam A
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Small but interesting museum. Well done. Very informative about Mr. Sugihara's life before during and after his time in Kaunas and about the people involved.

Thank AMD907
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife was born in Japan and has been married to me for 33 years, living in Australia. Last year, we attended a one man show about Mr Sugihara's Life and I was really interested in this story. My wife had known about this Japanese...More

2  Thank MWandAW
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Although the Sugihara House is a bit hidden, the story of the Japanese Consul and his effort to help save Jews in Lithuania is extraordinary and so uplifting to find out about. It's a climb up a steep hill to get there, but well worth...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The house is hard to find, up the hill from the bus station. But there is signage and it's worth the climb (be sure to check out the park next to the Bus Station and along the path to the house). The exhibit is being...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Three rooms are open: His old office (nothing original), a room with more photos and explanations, and a room to see a 14 minute film on the man. You get a personal tour with your ticket. There is a small gift shop. It's under construction,...More

Thank Film G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I walked past Sugihara house, but it is under construction and the house is closed and not accessible at the moment.More

Thank Sami V
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Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Sami, Thank you very much for paying interest in our museum. The house is indeed under reconstruction but it fully operates since there are no repair works inside. The entrance is marked with temporary signs - you can enter the museum everyday: weekdays 10:00-...More

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Eva R
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Response from Arvydas K |
December 31 is not a national holiday so the museum is open that day but on January 1 it is closed.
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