18 Day – China Discovery Tour
Day 05 | Harbin | Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020
Activity – Unit 731 Museum
When you first walk into the Unit 731 Museum you are greeted by a large sign written in six different languages…
The Exhibits of Evidence of Crimes Committed by Unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army
Think of this message as a warning for you to prepare yourself for what comes next.
When planning our trip to Harbin, China it was all about visiting the beautiful Ice & Snow Festival – nothing else. It was later when we started researching the surrounding area that we came across Unit 731 Museum. A museum located on the actual site of some of the most horrific experiments ever performed on humans – WHAT!, also in Harbin?!? Like most people we had never heard of this place or knew anything about it history. Unfortunately, due to its content, this is not one of those “feel good” kind of places. There is no doubt that most will walk away feeling very disturbed about all of the atrocities and cruelty that they witness (learn about) here.
The Imperial Japanese Army in 1938, setup Unit 731 in Japanese-occupied China with the aim of developing biological weapons (operating until 1945).
You can learn more about Unit 731 here:
The Unit 731 Museum is extremely well done and seems very well funded and organized. The museum covers this horrific event in amazing detail with displays (including multimedia) unlike anything we’ve ever seen before (such as the full scale model of the entire Unit 731 facility – located under the museum glass floor – impressive!).