Mar/27 - Apr/7,2019 Sakura Festival at Yasukuni Shrine

Sightseeing information about Mar/27 - Apr/7,2019 Sakura Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in Japan.


Mar/27 - Apr/7,2019 Sakura Festival at Yasukuni Shrine3.3

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Yasukuni Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo established in 1869 by the will of the Emperor Meiji. Yasukuni Shrine was established to commemorate and honor the achievement of those who dedicated to their lives for the country.There are about 400 cherry blossom trees, but here is the most famous cherry blossom in Tokyo.

The sample tree of Tokyo’s sakura.During the festival, some dances and songs are performed at the stage. The shrine itself is very beautiful with cherry blossoms, but there will be lots of food strolls will be out during Sakura festival, to enjoy ohanami.





PurposeFestivals,night view,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,major,second time in Japan
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Reviews

4.0a week ago

Breathtakingly beautiful shrine. Old trees surround the temple and there were many visitors coming to pay their respects. Yasukuni is a shrine that honors all of the fallen warriors who have fought for Japan. Because of this, it has gained an infamous reputation due to known war criminals being honored at this site. There is a museum next door that is worth visiting as well, for they have English translations.

5.0a month ago

One of the largest shrine in Tokyo, enshrines all military dead. Also very famous for cherry blossoms and Japanese garden.

Shrine also have military museum. But compared with other countries such as China or US the scale is very limited. There are only only several WW II military planes and tanks, so very limited value to visit as military museum.

Shrine itself is so-called war-criminal. Chinese people say it enshrines class A war criminals so the shrine must be evil shrine. The Japanese visitors warship class A criminals as gods. But this is definitely big misinterpretation. The shrine enshrines all dead's soul rather than leaders in wartime, from high-ranking brass to bottom soldiers. Also many people visit this shrine simply because one of the largest shrine in very center of the Tokyo.

At least, this shrine is controversial, even though you can find many things if you come to this shrine. A good place to visit.

5.0a month ago

I came here to figure out what all the hype & controversy was about.

Ended being captivated by a beautiful temple ground that was immaculately well preserved and spiritual, despite the horde of crowds. I didn't went to the museum due to time constraints but at ¥800 it is worth a visit if you're already here.

5.03 weeks ago

The museum was amazing. Mostly in Japanese but enough English to make it interesting. Also great to get the Japanese perspective on modem japanese history from as Perry's visit thorough to the 50s. Options for a 60, 90 or 120 minutes visit. We did the 120 minute visit but then we are big fans of museums. Amazing artefacts and fantastic insights. The letters from the soldiers on the front line were moving. In the end the Japanese private soldiers were scared, but proud. They saw the futility too.

4.0a month ago

The shrine was solemn as expected. The museum nearby was also informative only up to a point. I won't say where but you know if you read enough history.