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Kanoya Air Base Museum

3-11-2 Nishihara, Kanoya 893-0064, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 994-42-0233
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You can see only one existing Kawanishi H8K a.k.a. Emily which was displayed in the U.S.A. after... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Keizo
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Kawasaki, Japan
Kanoya air base museum: A must for Pacific war history buffs.

The Kanoya air base museum is housed in a modern and spacious building just off the main entrance... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
TFB777
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Camas, Washington
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3-11-2 Nishihara, Kanoya 893-0064, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

You can see only one existing Kawanishi H8K a.k.a. Emily which was displayed in the U.S.A. after the 2nd world war and then brought to Tokyo and finaly here. This admission free Naval airforce museum is much better than Army airforce museum in Chiran(US$5). I...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Kanoya air base museum is housed in a modern and spacious building just off the main entrance to the Kanoya JMSDF air base. For those who are aviation history buffs, the Kanoya air base was the Navy's primary Kamikaze base in the closing months...More

1  Thank TFB777
Reviewed 8 November 2015

The museum showcases the history of the aviation unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force. In particular, the exhibition of the flying boat "Emily" and Zero Fighter will pull the eye. In addition, the museum has also exhibited sad history of...More

1  Thank Emily_tokyo
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is an outstanding museum, dedicated to Japanese Naval Aviation History and the second floor dedicated to the Kamikaze Operations in WW-II. Several former Japanese Naval aircraft are on display outside and an A6M Zero on the second floor solely dedicated to the Kamikaze pilots...More

2  Thank GaryRW_01
Reviewed 23 December 2014

I was on a 2 week tour of Japan and made a large effort to travel down from Hiroshima to this museum and it was really worth it. If travelling down from the mid / north part of Japan I suggest an over night stop...More

10  Thank PhilG8
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philomena789
20 August 2016|
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Response from ハルナ |
Domestic airflight from Haneda to Kagoshima Airport is the fastest and leaset expensive way. It costs less than 40000yen(400 US dollars) with return ticket if you bought the dicount ticket (you have to buy ticket 75 days... More
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GaryRW_01
3 August 2015|
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From Kanoya Bus Station, it takes about 20 minutes or so by taxi. Sorry I haven't noticed this question earlier. There is no English explanation of the museum's site...hmm.
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GaryRW_01
7 June 2015|
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Well, if I were you, I choose a taxi. It does not cost so much, only 20 minutes or so drive (may be less than 2000 yen). It would be a bit tricky to drive a Japanese car in local Japan(right handle, driving the other side... More
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