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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  • Japan politician sometimes makes an announcement to Asia. Some Cabinet Minister visit here on finished 2nd World War Day. Over 7,80year old peoples of Japanese lost family that War. They are visits(li...  more »
  • It was poor and not surprisingly less white tourists, taking pictures in front of the last have been rebuked by the guard.
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  • Tourists from overseas was chirahora. Feels very spacious, enshrined in a solemn tone. Crest of the chrysanthemum and here and there, looking for fun!
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  • Just few minutes walk from Kudanshita station. The garden inside and the koi fishes are beautiful. The cherry blossom also very beautiful at Spring Time, but you have to endure the crowd. There is a tea house inside, but it was closed when I go there. There's also a military museum, but I haven't had the chance to enjoy the museum.
  • As beautiful as the shrine is, my only concern is to see so many nationalists praying here. I am a patriot that loves my country, like any other patriots in the world, but I am absolutely not a nationalist. And seeing so much of them are heartbreaking for me as I don't share the same ideology, but if you shade that away, the architecture is truly beautiful.
  • A must see in the City, try to go early to enjoy an emptier garden and relax. The military museum is also very interesting but one must understand that this is the local perspective of the things so it may sound a bit distorted. Most of the pieces shown do not have English translations but this doesn't hurt the experience.
  • A complicated monument to Japan’s war-dead from 1867-1951, including over 2.4 million names in the Book of Souls, which is worth a look on its own! Intriguingly, there are also animals that are thusly enshrined as “victims of war”. I could not find any cool statues thereof but I presume they are somewhere to be found. While, yes, approximately 1,000 individuals were sanctioned as war criminals by the post-World War II International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the monument has immense historical value highlighting the leaders of Imperial Japan. 完全一个尽量抗日的地方!
  • 2018year new beginning. So many people were there. Good sundet. Pray for world peace.🙏
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