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.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasukuni_Shrine)

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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.

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