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General Yamashita Surrender Site

The Surrender site of General Yamashita is another World War II memento depicting the signing of General Yamashita's formal surrender of forces to the triumphant Allies is in Baguio. General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines surrendered in this Home Economics school in Kiangan, Philippines, on September 2nd, 1945. Formal surrender was then occurred in Baguio, then tried for his war crimes, and he was hanged in Los Banos in 1946. 

The Home Economics building in Hungduan was where Yamashita physically surrendered to the Americans on September 2nd, 1945, after his hideout in the Hungduan-Tin location was discovered. Yamashita decided to surrender in the remnants of his fortified and forested Naguian Hill stronghold on the second week of September of 1945, just over a month after it had been pounded by Allied forces. 

After his remaining forces had pitched camp in Kiangan in the Philippines on Sept. 3, 1945, Yamashita was flown in by helicopter to Baguio City where he signed the formal surrender documents to the Americans prior to their arrival. 

Named the “Tiger of Malaya” during World War, Yamashita, 60, was sentenced to death by an American military tribunal in Manila in December 1945. The province pointed out that September 2 is better known as “Yamashita Fall” because it marked the fall of the Japanese general and the near liberation of the Philippines after more than a nearly five-year Japanese occupation. 

 

How to get there

The Yamashita Surrender Site, also known as the Peace Museum, is located in Poblacion, Kiangan, Ifugao, at the Kiangan Central School. You can join a guided tour or ride a tricycle in order to get to this attraction.

 

Best time to visit

It can be visited anytime, from 9 AM to 7 PM, as it is an all-year round historic destination.

Frequently asked questions

What is the historical significance of the Surrender Site of General Yamashita?

The surrender site is the restored Home Economics building, where the last Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita, known as the "Tiger of Malaya," informally surrendered to American forces before being flown to Camp John Hay in Baguio District.

Is there an entrance fee to this attraction?

No, there isn’t any entrance fee to the Surrender site of General Yamashita.