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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. A visit to Yasukuni Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tokyo trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Unfamiliar with the city in order to better happens to be walking, you will hear in the news, including the Yasukuni Shrine and the awareness stopped. Very large Torii in the large shrine. The location feels so good. There were a lot of foreigners.
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  • The Yasukuni Shrine is very controversial because its hero worship. Building a highlight. The nationalist overvaluation is difficult to understand for non-Japanese. In the as hub this museum Yūshūkan, among other weapons are represented which served the self-sacrifice of the soldiers (KIamikaze). No highlight, but if there is, you should look into it perfectly.
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  • This Shrine sits to the north of the Imperial Palace and if you are in this area of Tokyo it is worth a visit. It looks like most other shrines but has more significance as it commemorates all those J...  more »
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  • i don't say politics. just the scene is much worse than the jinjas and teras in kyoto and nara. i give 1 star for wasting my time. if you like Japanese traditional places, welcome to KYOTO! edo is too young...
  • Look at all these stupid hate comments. Some people forgot or too dumb to realize that this page is for location reviews, not for hate speech or /pol/. I hate those war criminals too and I believe that they don't deserved to be worshipped or anything, but this is their land and let the landlord do whatever they want with their property. You can either choose to visit or leave it as it is. Idiots.
  • Truth prevails; full story should be told to all people, Japanese and the people from all over world. Understand Japanese suffered during WWII; but suffered for what? Because of what? Please tell the world, particularly Japanese, what Japanese did to Asian neighbors as well as westerners in that period. Another suggestion: the movie might adopt English, Chinese, Korean, and other languages as well, NOT only Japanese. Let world know what you are teaching your people.
  • Controversial shrine build to honour Japan's war dead since the Boshin war. Outside of the Sakura season it's probably not worth visiting.
  • When i come in March there is a lot of food kiost and sakura trees, worth to come in that time but not sure in another months because i see others people photos and looks like nothing fun in there