Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum

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After the end of the Second World War, the Port of Maizuru was designated by the government as one of the ports for the repatriates to enter their homeland. Over 13 years it has received repatriates from the old Manchuria, Korea and Siberia, the majority of which (around 600,000) were kept in forced-labour camps in Siberia. The Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum tells the story of this period, shows the warm welcome of Maizuru people towards the returning soldiers, and proclaims the value of peace to the world. The clothes from the labour camps are exhibited, as well as letters and diaries written by soldiers to their families. In 2015, 570 items, including the famous Shirakaba Diary (diary written on the bark of Siberian silver birch), were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Basic information

Venue name

Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum


Postal code:625-0133
Maizuru Repatriation Park, 1584 Taira Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture


Number of regular vehicles: 91(Charges: Free)

Number of large vehicles: 13(Charges: Free)

Time held/open

9:00~17:00 (last entrance 16:30)

Regular holidays/closings

12/29~1/1, the third Thursday of every month (except in August and during holidays)


Adults: 300 yen for individuals (400 yen from April 1st 2020), 200 yen for groups of over 20 people (300 yen from April 1st 2020)

Children: 150 yen for individuals (from elementary to university students), 100 yen for groups of over 20 people

Other: ※People holding proof of disabilities, war invalids and atomic bomb victims have a half-price discount


Train : From JR Maizuru Station, take taxi for 15 minutes or bus for 20 minutes (get off at Repatriation Memorial Museum)

Bus : Take highway bus Kobe (Sannomiya) line or Osaka (Umeda, Namba) line and get off at JR Miazuru Station. From there, take taxi for 15 minutes or bus for 20 minutes (get off at Repatriation Memorial Museum)

Car : 15 minutes from the Maizuru East Interchange

※Please check the website for bus schedules:

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Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available|Free Wi-Fi|Eating & Drinking

※Light meals only

Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language explanations/displays: English|Traditional Chinese|Other


Contact information


Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum


Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum




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