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Peace Museum For Kamikaze Pilots
(Chiran Kamikaze Museum)
Link17881 Kohri, Chiran-cho
Tel: 0993-83-2525
Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Adult: 500 yen

Also known as Chiran Kamikaze Museum, or Special Attack Peace Hall. Japanese name is Chiran Tokko Heiwa Kaikan. It is located across Kagoshima Bay, in Chiran.  Founded in 1975, the museum tells the stories and artifacts of kamikaze pilots who flew from Chiran and other bases. Each May 3rd, a ceremony for war dead is held at the museum.

From Fukuoka's Hakata Station, take the train to Nishi-Kagoshima Station (about 3 hours 45 min) Also Buses available in front of Nishi-Kagoshima Station depart for Chiran 80 min travel time directly to museum. Statue of  Godess Kannon was built with donations from all over Japan in 1955. Also a statue of Kamikaze Pilot was unveiled in 1974.

Outdoor Replica Aircraft
Two replica aircraft armed with wing bombs used in a recent Japanese film and are now part of the museum collection. One is displayed outdoors the other indoors with two ground crew figures.

Ki-84ko Frank Manufacture Number 1446
Displayed at the museum

Ki-61-II Kai Tony Manufacture Number 61217
Displayed at the museum

A6M7 Model 62 Zero Manufacture Number 62343
Piece of wreckage with '62343' displayed at the museum

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