Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery's Opening Hours during the State of Emergency
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery still keeps the same opening hours during the second state of emergency.
Due to the stricter measures and planned construction, visitors are not allowed to spend a longer time at the resting hall and the foundation's office.
There is also a major renovation taking place at the Hexagonal Memorial Hall where the ceramic coffin is located.
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Annual Autumn Memorial Service was held at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery on October 19th from 13:00 to 14:00.
The Crown Prince & Princes Akishinono-Miya attended the annual service. This year is exceptional as it marks the commemoration of the 75 anniversary of the Japanese surrender in WWII.
Due to the coronavirus, the size of the Memorial Service was reduced to prevent spread. 400 guests were participating in this annual event.
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
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.
Summer (April 1st - September 30th)
Mon-Sun: 9am - 5pm
Winter (October 1st - March 31st)
Mon-Sun: 9am - 4pm
*Resting area at the foundation office is closed until further notice due to the mutated COVID-19 strain.
Annual Major Event Programs
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery's "Let's learn together" Program is set to be launched in 2021.
Discover the diverse history of Japan and sacrifices of the Japanese service members and their families through the unique lens of Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery and its history.
The foundation will respond to your enquiry within 72 hours. Alternatively, please contact us by the telephone call during opening hours.