Chikuzen Town’s Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum

Said to be the best in the East at the time, the Japanese Imperial Army’s Tachiarai Airport and its related facilities were positioned in the vast expanse of land that straddled the borders of Asakura City, Ogori City, Chikuzen Town, and Tachiarai Town before World War Ⅱ. However, these facilities were destroyed by the air attacks that occured primarily on March 27 and 30, 1945, claiming many victims (including children who were going home from school).
Chikuzen Town’s Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum was modeled after the airplane hanger that the Tachiarai Airport housed. It offers an introduction to the Tachiarai Airport, its related facilities, and Japan’s aviation technology, as well as facts about the air attacks and the Kamikaze Special Attack Unit who graduated from Tachiarai Fly School. The museum also displays the only Type 97 Fighter plane in the world (hoisted from Hakata Bay and restored in 1996) and an actual Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter plane.
As its name suggests, the Tachiarai Peace Memorial Musuem’s primary goal is to stress the importance of peace. At its center, the museum honors the victims of the air attacks by displaying their portraits. There is also a reading room where volunteer readers and people who survived the war share their expertise and experiences, as well as a theater.
*Opened on October 3, 2009

Address 838-0814 2561-1 Takata, Chikuzen Town, Asakura County
Contact Tel:0946-23-1227 
Chikuzen Town’s Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum
Fees Adults (University Students and Over) – 500 Yen (400 Yen); High School Students – 400 Yen (300 Yen); Elementary and Junior High School Students – 300 Yen (200 Yen); Children 5 and Younger – Free
*The fees in parentheses apply to groups of 15 or more
and Holidays
New Year’s Holidays (December 29 – January 3)
Parking Free parking: 90 vehicles, 5 buses
Access By train – Directly outsides of Amagi Railway Tachiarai Station
By car – About a 10 minute drive from the Chikugo Ogori or Amagi Interchanges off the Oita Expressway
Times Available 9am – 5pm (admission till 4:30)
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Museums and Resource Centers (History and Culture) Industrial Tourism (Industrial Tourism)

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