Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery 

Established by the Japanese government in 1959 to house the remains of the many unknown Japanese soldiers, military employees, and ordinary civilians who died overseas during World War II.


Upcoming Event
Annual Memorial Service - 19 October 2020

Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery Memorial Foundation will host an annual memorial service on October 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. 2020 marks an important moment in Japanese history as the 75th anniversary of the WW2 surrender. 

This event is by invitation only.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees are strictly required to follow these safety measures: 
1)  Limit the Number of Attendees with 1m Social DIstancing
2)  Face Masks and Disinfection 
3)  Maintain Physical Distancing and Body Temperature Check
4)  Mouth Shield Masks for Persons who Make Sound during Ceremony

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Prime Minister Abe and Cabinet Members Visiting Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery on 75th Japan Surrender Anniversary

August 15/ 2020

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visited Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery with major cabinet members to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits on the 75th Japan Surrender Anniversary.

Famous Japanese Actress, Haruka Ayase, Visiting Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery for TBS series from August 15 at 2.00 PM JST

July 26/ 2020

Famous Japanese Actress, Haruka Ayase, visited Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery with her TV crew members on July 26, 2020, to pay respect to the War Dead Spirits. The TV program, entitled ”Listening to the War”, will be aired on TBS from August 15 at  2.00 PM JST.

First Religious Livestream Event on Youtube during COVID-19

September 18/2020

One of the largest Japanese Buddhism groups, Jyoudo Shinsyu, hosted the memorial service at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. The event was broadcasted to their members at the same time as the actual event.

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Opening Hours

Summer (April 1st - September 30th)
Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Winter (October 1st - March 31st)

Mon  - Sun: 9am - 4pm
*  During the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the foundation with the provided number before your visit. There might be some changes in this period. We sincerely apologize for some inconvenience.  


Annual Major Event Programs

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Worship ceremony by
the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare

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Memorial Services by
Various Religious Groups

Japanese Culture Activities

Bereaved Family Support

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About Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery Memorial Foundation

Message from Chairman Yamazaki Fumio


Contact Us

The foundation will respond to your enquiry within 72 hours. Alternatively, please contact us by the telephone call during opening hours.

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Telephone: (+81) 3-3261-6700

Fax: (+81) 3-3261-6712

2 Sanban-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0075 Japan

©2020 by Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery Memorial Foundation.