Mar/27 - Apr/7,2019 Sakura Festival at Yasukuni Shrine3.3
from 3/27 '19 to 4/7 '19
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
Airport/Sta.Iidabashi Sta. (about 800m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
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.
5.0in the last week
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.
3.0a month ago
This is definitely a very pretty temple, with great cherry blossoms in Spring. However, I would advise any visitors to do some research on the temple’s view of WWII, and the controversies surrounding the temple. I think it is important to not take the narrative preached by the temple as such, and to keep in mind the impact this temple’s actions had on Japan’s international relations
5.0a month ago
It's a war memorial and celebrating it's 150 year. Made a wish and spent time in the garden. They had a food festival which was great for sampling. Also performances of classical instruments. Worth a visit
5.0a week ago
This is the only place in Tokyo where you can find some peace and quiet with be the absence of Chinese tourists.
It's a wonderful place to spend the afternoon.