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 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
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
* 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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