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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5.0a month 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.
4.03 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).
4.02 weeks ago
Fixed feeling here as a Chinese but it’s worth a visit. Know how other ppl think and how a nation grows develops and explodes.
5.0a week ago
The shrine is nice. The museum is worth the price because of the displaya they have. Half of it isn't in english, so it doesnt have as many displays for foreigners.
The history in the museum is mostly whitewashed, so dont go in expecting a history lesson.
1.0a week ago
This is a horrifying place. Its existence is calling for more people to die bravely for his country, as his country wants him to, and "no worries, you are doing a good deed, your soul will be worshiped here when you die". This is no peace-remembering shrine, this is brain washing government propaganda “yasukuni - ensuring country security” shrine. Any differnet from the Holy War? I cannot tell.