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It is a well planned museum with many galleries and auditoriums. Most displays are explained in... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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This is a big compound of buildings , this is simple and by the same time imposed, lively sculpture... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-0073, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya, Iidabashi
+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

An amazing collection used to support the most egregious historical revisionism with outright propaganda. I feel soiled after visiting. All the war dead were ‘martyrs’ including the ‘unjustly convicted’ Class A criminals. There was no Nanjing Massacre (aka the Rape of Nanking). The well-disciplined Japanese...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Pindoctor_John
Reviewed 6 October 2018

It is a well planned museum with many galleries and auditoriums. Most displays are explained in Japanese language. The exhibits are quite an eye-opener. Good educational trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wanderlust2011062
Reviewed 28 September 2018

After much debate we decided to visit the War Museum. It was very interesting and very informative on the history of Japan. The displays were good and unfortunately showed the horrible impact wars have on everyone. We should all visit war museums across the world...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a big compound of buildings , this is simple and by the same time imposed, lively sculpture in the entrence

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

While I have no complaints regarding the exhibits some of which are priceless (I am writing this review after 3 years and I still remember the last letters of a young Japanese soldier convinced he was about to die for the right cause). However, it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Audrius S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

While containing an exhausting amount of well-organized information and well-crafted displays, Yushukan should only be visited by people who have already researched WW2. This museum's section on the war contains several inaccuracies such as the following: - claims that Japan was seeking pan-Asian interests, when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sbfalby
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Undervalued war museum, close to the imperial gardens. Very interesting historic overview of the military history of Japan, with many illustrations. Three war birds for the avgeeks. Nice small shop and cafetaria at the entrance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FamRDV
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It was supposed to honor Japan's war dead, but instead of limiting it to that, it displayed Japan's weapons during the war including a plane which dropped bombs on American Ships. We thought that it might be a museum of peace but it was in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Connie B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Yushukan museum is located inside Yasukuni Shrine at Chiyoda, know for being the official Shintoist temple of Japan Royal family. The museum has an incredible collection of article from Japan technologies, weaponry, swords and historical photographs. And it offers a rich chronology of the country...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank fabiopirotta
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This museum presents a series of war related exhibits with a Japanese perspective on the presentation, these is a Zero a locomotive from the Burma Railway a midget submarine and a wide range of smaller exhibits I enjoyed a couple of hours here and it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around
the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in
Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a
photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old
Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this
day, and there are long-standing restaurants with
geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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26 April 2017|
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Friday 9AM–4:30PM Saturday (Shōwa Day) 9AM–4:30PM Hours might differ Sunday 9AM–4:30PM Monday 9AM–4:30PM Tuesday 9AM–4:30PM Wednesday (Constitution Memorial Day) 9AM–4:30PM Hours might differ Thursday (Greenery... More