Tag: WWII

7 Dark Tourism Destinations Around Tokyo

Tokyo Travel with a Dark Twist Like most major cities around the world Tokyo isn’t all beer, salarymen and skittles and has a definite dark side if you care to look. If you’ve checked out most of the traditional tourist attractions or are...

5 Sites in Tokyo to Explore WWII Ruins

Remnants from the Second World War in Tokyo Preserved ruins from the Second World War in Japan are few with the notable exceptions being the Hiroshima A-bomb Dome Genbaku Domu, the Nagasaki Urakami Cathedral wall remnant and the one-legged torii of...

Enmeiji Temple’s 250kg Bomb Fragment

A case of being stuck next to the wrong neighbour Japanese Buddhist temples are generally places associated with worship and a space to enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation. It therefore seems odd that a temple would have ammunition on display in...

Tokyo Wartime Concrete Aircraft Hangars

Vestiges from the Old Japanese Army Chofu Air Base Surrounding Chofu Airport in western Tokyo finds several remarkably well preserved Second World War concrete aircraft hangars. Two of these shelters lie adjacent to one another whilst a third one is...

Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Substation

A Building Resolute with the Passing of Time A derelict 1930s electrical substation resting blissfully in the middle of a suburban park isn’t something that you would normally expect to find; less one ravished by gunfire from the Second World War...

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