Yasukuni Shrine, Chiyoda

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Established by Emperor Meiji in 1869, Yasukuni Shrine honors those who sacrificed their lives serving the Empire of Japan. The Shinto shrine pays respect to about 2.5 million men, women, children, and pets that fell during or because of military activity. Those enshrined are considered deities and are worshipped equally regardless of their social standing or military rank. While there, seek out information about the shrine's controversies, including a fact that 1,068 of its enshrined souls are convicted war criminals. Put Yasukuni Shrine into our Tokyo trip builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • Visits to Yasukuni Shrine and did see fit. Play Holly Hall zero and display on the first floor, is a sight to see. Conveyed the misery of war, so take a look at to see that we make a peaceful world.
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  • We have been in the early afternoon. Lined up approximately 1 hour and will not get bored in the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere. Last year of pay, in addition to race this year year. Omotesando shop I have lost is extremely sad. The resurrection hope.
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  • It is 10 o'clock on new year's day went surprisingly was available. Good to visit with them and to various events in the environment
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  • The Symbol of Japan's Insanity. Guess Germany has built National Royal Cemetery for Hitler and Nazi Generals. And guess German Prime Minister and all congressmen visit there, worship them, pay a tribute to them three times a year. This is what happening here in Yasukuni, Japan.
  • It was a great place to go see, plenty of history to learn some a tad sugar coated but other wise great. Very Foreigner friendly plenty of things in English and other languages. I was very pleased with the cafe and gift shops there and I'd say it's a must see if you're in Tokyo. Also don't forget to visit the shrine in the back.
  • A great museum which detailing describes the history of Japan between 1800-1945, especially in World War I and II. There are some 1:1 models of airplane, gun, canno n, ships, and so on which are used in WW II. Amry fans can get a lot of fun there. However, taking photograph is not allowed in most of place in this museum.
  • This shrine was beautiful and peaceful. We spent an hour looking around, and sat for ages by the pond and tea house enjoying the surroundings in the sun.
  • Very interesting seeing history through a non western point of view. Perhaps a little white washed, but I think every American should come. The shrine nearby is great too!

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