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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1.02 weeks ago
This venue carries historic significance as it hosts souls of war criminals who committed crimes against humanity during the world war II. History is written from a perspective of winners. America and its allies defied Japan. People who were killed fighting for Japan shouldn't be worshiped because they didn't do much good for the whole global community.
Instead, prayer should be paid to those who were killed in such cruel ways by Japanese prior to and during this period. The victims were spread all over Asia, including pleasure women who were taken away from their families at young ages for assistance in their war.
I hope that visitors see what kind of people are buried here, not just visual beauty which this whole place seems to convey.
5.0a month ago
Let’s remember all our ancestors and graciously accept and wish for their blessings. Peaceful and majestic. Beautiful place.
5.03 months ago
A great Experience. Truly a place to visit and endure the traditional culture. You can even watch traditional Japanese shows and a WW2 museum. There is a special prayer for about the 40 min dedicated to the Martyrs.
1.0a week ago
I hope people think twice about going to this place because of what this place stands for. This place is the home of not only many war criminals who destroyed lives and homes of their neighboring countries but of 13 type A(most heinous)war criminals who planned and carried out WWII. I would give minus 5 stars if I could.
5.03 months ago
At the centre of modern Japan, Yasukuni is as controversial as it is fascinating. Take your time to look at the people as much as the structures. You’ll need a couple of hours to absorb the atmosphere. Try the yakisoba on the way out. And don’t miss the War Museum that somehow makes Japan a victim of the Pacific War.