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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5.0a week ago

Let’s remember all our ancestors and graciously accept and wish for their blessings. Peaceful and majestic. Beautiful place.

5.02 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.

5.02 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.

5.0a week ago

Very beautiful. Respect for the Japanese warriors. This shrine is truly historic. There are relics and gravestones belonging to u known people. There is a large museum and even a kabuki stage.

New Year’s Day is usually very crowded and you will notice that as soon as you exit Kidanshita station. There are plenty of coffee shops and the Budokan is next to the temple. Since both are enormous in size you can’t really miss either.

Just follow the crowd up the hill and you’ll see it. There is a parking lot at the temple but it’s 300円 for 30 minutes. Considering this is Tokyo parking will always be expensive.

5.0a month ago

If you’re interested in history and culture, Yasukuni is a must visit. It’s a shrine to Japanese war dead, including those convicted of war crimes, meaning that it also attracts a great deal of controversy. The attached museum tells the history of conflicts from a particularly Japanese point of view. If you can leave your preconceptions at the door, it’s a fascinating insight to the traditional Japanese world view.

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