mid-Mar,2021～ Sakura Festival at Yasukuni Shrine(canceled)3.3
from 3/14 '21 to 3/31 '21
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.
There is the sample tree of Tokyo’s sakura in Yaskuni Shrine.
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.
Address: 3-1-1, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku "Yasukuni Shrine"
Access: Kudanshita Sta,walk 5 min.
Iidabashi Sta. walk 10 min.
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.
3.09 months ago
It is a pretty shrine, surrounded by pretty Sakura in full bloom during my visit.
As pretty as it is, it is also controversial. I have added two photos of a leaflet that was distributed in the shrine.
It is a painful reminder of how humans are manipulated into offering their lives.
It is a sad reminder that many young ones perished in faraway lands for nothing but ''the country that they loved'.
It is an angering reminder that those young ones took the lives of innocents and those who defended their country against invaders.
It is an alarming reminder that their actions are still glorified by this shrine.
Take a moment and ask yourself what a 23 year old was doing in China, for what purpose and how necessary his death was. Being elevated does not have to mean to blindly discard the value of your life for 'the country that you love'.
Let this shrine be an important reminder that peace must be preserved and let it not be a glorification of manipulated 'martyrs'.
5.08 months ago
I no longer remember how many times I visited Yasukuni Shrine⛩️, but I think this is a wonderful place no matter when I come.
At present, the number of visitors is decreasing due to the influence of the new coronavirus, so it may be quiet to have a good visit, but please note that some areas are restricted.
I like temples and shrines, I worship regardless of size and buy amulets as a memorial.
And when the new year comes, I go to Hatsumode and dedicate all the old gods (mums) and buy new ones.
I don't know exactly what this means, but I'm hoping that I'm always healthy.
2.06 months ago
I hope Japan could show their reflection and regrets on ww2, rather than playing down the war crime issue. The whole place is beautifully decorated, ironically reminds me of Japan right wing's every effort to beautify wars.
5.04 months ago
Yes the history is either watered down or revisionist.
However it is still a very interesting experience going and seeing all these old historical items. Even if the history does not always match up to historical fact, it is still interesting to see what some right wing individuals believe. Outside of that I think that it helps also paint a more intimate picture of some former soldiers of the japanese empire.
5.06 months ago
Good to visit in the morning. (August, 2020)