Yasukuni Shrine

Sightseeing information about Yasukuni Shrine in Japan.

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There are over 2,466,000 enshrined kami (deities) listed in the Yasukuni's Symbolic Registry of Divinities. This list includes soldiers, as well as women and students who were involved in relief operations in the battlefield or worked in factories for the war effort.Enshrinement is not exclusive to people of Japanese descent. Yasukuni Shrine has enshrined 27,863 Taiwanese and 21,181 Koreans without consultation of surviving family members and in some cases against the stated wishes of the family members. Many more kami are enshrined at Chinreisha.

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5.02 months ago

Probably the best museum in Tokyo when it comes to modern Japanese history. Do not pay attention to the comments on Google done with a political agenda. Just go and learn the Japanese side of the story. Many facts will actually surprise you and will make you question the history you learnt. 500 yen for students. Takes about 1.5 hours to complete it.

4.04 months ago

Very beautiful and peaceful place. They were doing construction before an event so there was scaffolding, but even that was pretty. Inside the museum is a nice gift shop and a pretty public toilet. Quick note, if you want to take a photo of the shrine, take it from the side near the gravel (or the guard will politely remind you).

4.0a week ago

Fantastic location near Budokan. Great place in the heart of Tokyo.

4.03 weeks ago

The Yushukan War Museum is one of the largest and finest museums in Tokyo, but sort of easy to miss — remember there’s more to this area than just the shrine. The exhibits, facilities, and staff, are excellent and for that reason highly recommended. However, its writing of "history" must be taken with a pinch of salt. Essentially, the museum sets out only to represent Japan in a positive light; saying little -- or generally nothing -- about anything negative the Empire of Japan may have done. A final exhibit even goes as far as to suggest that the broad purpose of Japan from about the Russo-Japanese war to the end of WW2 was for the freedom and liberation of all Asian nations against Western powers. This would be laughable if it were not so sad. I do not believe any war museums in Seoul, Pyeonyang, Beijing, HK or Singapore would state such a thing.

5.0a week ago

It’s a beautiful place, a big temple with pretty gardens.

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