YOKOHAMA CREMATION MEMORIAL
- Country Japan
- Total identified casualties 284 Find these casualties
- Casualties from Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.4341, Longitude: 139.5804
Yokohama Cremation Memorial is located in Yokohama War Cemetery. The cemetery is 9 kilometres west of the city centre on Jido-Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches about 300 metres left off the old Tokaido highway. The best way to reach the Cemetery is by taking the number 53 bus (correct as at 24/7/2019), which departs every 20 to 30 minutes from Hodogaya Railway Station, approximately 4 kilometres away. To locate the bus stop, leave the railway station via the ‘East’ exit, in the direction of Tokaido Highway. It is on the opposite side of the Highway and can be accessed via the pedestrian bridge. When boarding, please let the driver know that you need the bus stop at Nagatadai Kouen Mae (永田台公園前) and will be visiting ‘Yokohama War Cemetery’ (‘英連邦墓地eirenpobochi’). On arrival at Nagatadai Kouen Mae, you should follow the road for approximately 100 metres, in the direction that the bus was travelling. The Cemetery is located on the left-hand side of the road and is marked by two brick pillars and a metal gate. There is also a sign outside the Cemetery, showing the CWGC logo and ‘Commonwealth War Cemetery Yokohama’ written in English. The Cemetery’s address is 238 Karibachō, Hodagaya-Ku, Yokohama 240.
Yokohama Cremation Memorial is open every day, including public holidays. Wheelchair access is possible via the main entrance. If you are travelling by car, then there is parking available within the Cemetery.
The Memorial takes the form of a beautifully designed shrine which houses an urn containing the ashes of 335 soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Commonwealth, the United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands who died as prisoners of war in Japan. Their names (save for 51 who were not identified) are inscribed on the walls of the shrine.