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Imperial Japanese Navy Sasebo Naval Station Triumphant Return Memorial Hall ( Sasebo Citizens' Cultural Hall )


Central Sasebo

Certified as Japan Heritage in 2016.

It was established as the memorial hall of triumphal return from the First World War in May 1923(Taisho 12). After World WarⅡ, the US military used it as a dance hall and a movie theater, but it was returned to Sasebo City in 1977(Showa 52), and now, it is used as a citizens' multipurpose cultural facility for theatrical performances and concerts. It was registered as a tangible cultural property of Japan in 1997 for its valuable Taisho era construction.

2 Hirase-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
0956-25-8192(Citizens' Culture Hall)
Business hours
9:00AM - 10:00PM
Closed on Tuesdays & New Year Holidays ( 12/29-1/3 )
36 cars
By bus/ Approx. 7 min. from Sasebo Station, get off at "Sasebo Sogo Iryo Center iriguchi"(in front of Sasebo General Hospital).