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Interesting piece of modernization history

This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century. After the... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2016
AhasverSaoPaulo
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Another Shrine but Different Again

The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2014
RJJCNZ
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Jun 7, 2017
“Interesting historical area”
Feb 21, 2016
“Interesting piece of modernization history ”
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

The shrine itself was not as impressive as the buildings within it that have the schoolhouse and homes.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century. After the arrival of Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to Western countries to study and to reform the country but...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Shouin-Shrine is dedicated a mentor "Shouin Yoshida" whose students became reformers of modern-Japan. This temple is located in the same property with his academy "Shouka-Son Juku". Renting bicycle may be convenient to get there and then go to "Toukou-Shrine" which is a family temple of...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Michiquita4
Reviewed April 17, 2014

The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with great statues and icons on display. as it is in the Shoka Village you get to see a lot more than just the shrine. I really...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank RJJCNZ
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very visual, experiential and educational about the time when so called 'rebels' insisted to open Japan to foreigners. Fantastic way to get to know the philosophy of the great thinkers of its time. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in Japanese history.

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank Kazemaru
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