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Tsushimamaru Museum

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Address: 1-25-37 Wakasa, Naha 900-0031, Okinawa Prefecture
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A museum of cruelty during the war.

The whole museum is about a Japanese ship filled with children, sunken by an American submarine during ww2. Its a video of how they found it with rov and sonar. Big tragedy and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
Bo N
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The museum is about the victims fromBattle of Okinawa, espcially from the sunken ship (if I am not mistaken). It's a house-like size museum, so it won't take long for you to finish. Good visual, but there is minimal English. Since it is only 20 minutes walk from Kokusai dori, I do think it's still worth-visiting if you have free... More 

Thank deadesu
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The whole museum is about a Japanese ship filled with children, sunken by an American submarine during ww2. Its a video of how they found it with rov and sonar. Big tragedy and loss of many innocent school childrens life.

Thank Bo N
Tokyo, Giappone
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This museum is about one of those stories of WW2 that are not on history books. It's a memorial for a ship called Tsushimamaru. The cargo was full of students escaping from Okinawa before American invasion. However the ship was sunk before reaching its destination and most of the children lost their lives. Very touching

3 Thank Masato0918
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Initiated me to a more comprehensive understanding of the Okinawa nation and its craft skills. Workshops are wonderful and engender a genuine experience of Okinawans and their treasured skills.

2 Thank Allisbella
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

This is a museum about the sinking of a Japanese evacuation ship during WWII. It's a sad part of war history, the truth only came out 20 years after the sinking incident as there was an initial gag order to cover up the incident. Sad history for sure - the museum calls for peace. Museum shows the timeline and a... More 

4 Thank lamj
Naha, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This is very small museum, I would not take small children to it, you would take advantage of the museum by taking someone to translate what's display, otherwise there isn't much English around. Staff is friendly but there wasn't any English speaking personnel when my wife and I went. Behind the museum are some nice trials to walk and nice... More 

2 Thank Montymontenegro
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

My wife and i visited this Museum whilst we were on a Far East Cruise, and happened upon the Museum when we were out walking. The lady at the reception area was very helpful. and gave us handouts in English to help on the walk round the exhibits. The place is very atmospheric and when you see some of the... More 

3 Thank SonsofBruce
Hsinchu, Taiwan
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325 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

This experience gives you first hand accounts of what happened to these students and teachers during the war. There's much English material, but one could benefit from having a Japanese interpreter.

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Okinawa, Japan
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193 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This Memorial Museum is a very solemn reminder of the War in the Pacific and one that should not be missed in a tour of Okinawa. The museum and ground surrounding it are dedicated to remind the world of the tragedies of war. The area is quiet and well maintained and the staff are extremely polite. Until I had visited... More 

7 Thank RyukyuMike

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