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Okunoshima Island Poison Gas Museum

5491 Okunoshima, Tadanoumicho, Takehara 729-2311, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 846-26-3036
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Interesting history but mostly in Japanese

This museum was interesting and there was an English pamphlet but I felt like a lot of the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Anna F
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Small museum with some english descriptions

Bought entrance tickets via a vending machine and spent 15 minutes inside. Toilet available for... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
B_from_Singapore
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5491 Okunoshima, Tadanoumicho, Takehara 729-2311, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 846-26-3036
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This museum was interesting and there was an English pamphlet but I felt like a lot of the museum displays were only in Japanese. The museum is VERY small but worth it if you’re already on the island. I wouldn’t go out of my way...More

Thank Anna F
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Bought entrance tickets via a vending machine and spent 15 minutes inside. Toilet available for museum visitors only.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Most people go to the island to feed and play with the rabbits and some would not even think to go into the Poison Gas Museum. But at 100 yen, or approx one US dollar it is worth spending a little time looking at the...More

1  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This museum tells the story of this island's sad history as a secret chemical weapons manufacturing and testing center during WWII. Unfortunately, much of the information is only in Japanese.

Thank Matthew A
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was not aware of the goings on here during WW2, my sole purpose of my visit to Okunoshima was to see the rabbits but it's great to get the odd history lesson, the exhibits were original and even though there wasn't much English translation...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Certainly worth the admission fee, which was 2 or 3 dollars. Make sure to read the pamphlet in English so you have a clue.

1  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

You can learn a little bit about the island's history as a sarin gas experimental site, and the 100 yen entry fee is reasonable, though don't feel that it's a must do. I would prioritise the rabbits and the remnants of the military base over...More

Thank RockMeAsmodeus
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Having fed a few hundred rabbits with the food we brought over this was an interesting diversion. Yes the museum is small and only the main signs have English as well, but you also get a leaflet explaining some other exhibits. It is good to...More

1  Thank Colin7887
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I walked to this point indicated on the map, but there is not a museum here, just the ruins. If you like spooky ruins and the occasional bunny, then take a look.

Thank Natasha D
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

This museum only has one small room with not much in it. Not worth the ¥100 entry cost - save your money.

Thank wombatdavid
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