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The Yokohama Memorial is situated in Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery, which is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left on the Toksaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 4 kilometres to the north on the JNR line, but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Hodogaya station.
To get to the bus stop leave the railway station at the east exit onto the Tokaido highway. The bus stop is located on the opposite side of the road and visitors can cross the highway by using the pedestrian bridge nearby. To get to the cemetery by bus, the bus route is 53 and departs every 20-30 minutes during it's operating hours. The stop required for the cemetery is called Naga Tadai Kouen Mae which is located 100 metres beyond the cemetery entrance which is signposted for the gardens and cemetery ("El-Renpo-Gun-Bochi" translates locally as "British Commonwealth Cemetery"). If you take a taxi the street address is 238 Karibachō, Hodagaya-Ku, Yokohama 240.
The Memorial commemorates 20 members of the Undivided Indian Army and the Royal Indian Air Force who died while serving with the occupation forces in Japan, for whom no burial or cremation information exists. It is situated in a niche on the north wall of the Indian Forces Section of the Yokohama War Cemetery and takes the form of Tachiyama limestone panels on which are carved the names of those whom it honours. Above the names is cut the following inscription:
"IN HONOUR OF THESE OFFICERS AND MEN WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE."
Yokohama War Cemetery is open 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., including Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays, all year round.
Wheelchair access to cemetery possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.