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

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0814 福岡県朝倉郡筑前町高田2561-1
Address 2561-1 Takata, Chikuzen Town, Asakura County
Telephone Number 0946-23-1227(筑前町立大刀洗平和記念館)
Contact Chikuzen Town’s Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum
Fax Number 0946-23-9009
Open 9am - 5pm (admission till 4:30)
Closed New Year’s Holidays (December 29 - January 3)
Price Admission fees
Adults (university students and above): 600 yen (500 yen)
High school: 500 yen (400 yen)
Elementary and junior high school students: 400 yen (300 yen)
Adults with disabilities: 400 yen (400 yen)
* ( ) is the group discount rate. (Minimum of 15 people).
*Children under primary schools age are free of charge.
Car Park 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

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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