Madonna of Japan: A Symbol of Friendship Between the Japanese and Filipinos

Madonna of Japan, also known as Madonna Maria Kanonat, is a symbol of friendship between the Japanese and Filipinos. It is located along Magsaysay Boulevard at the Kanhuraw Hill beside the Tacloban City Hall, facing Kankabato Bay.

Madonna of Japan

Madonna of Japan

Madonna of Japan Park

Madonna of Japan Park

A stone monument of the Madonna Maria Kannon is erected in memory of the brave soldiers who fought and died in this battlefield.

Madonna of Japan Marker

I went here around 9AM July 18, 2013. This was during my first time in Leyte, the 21st province on my list.

Madonna Maria Kanon

How to go to Madonna of Japan

From Downtown, you can choose to walk going to Madonna of Japan by taking Magsaysay Boulevard or ride a tricycle or a jeepney/multicab. It can be found just beside Tacloban City Hall. Fare is Php 8 and travel time is around 3 minutes.

Coordinates: 11°14’36″N 125°0’32″E

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