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A large, torii gate stands at the entrance to this shrine built in memory of those who lost their lives defending Japan. Many officials still come and offer prayer annually on August 15, the anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
I visited this temple because this is controversial temple for Chinese and Koreans because it is attributed to Japanese heroes. Quite impressed by the place. If you visit Tokyo, I recommend that you visit this temple.
Despite the controversy this shrine is beautiful, expansive and the place where the city announces the official first blooming of a cherry tree to mark the beginning of the cherry blossoming viewing season. Combine a visit here along Yasukuni Dori to Jimbocho, where cluster antique...More
A sobering visit to a problematic place. Especially the neighbouring museum of military history makes for jaw-dropping viewing, with no responsibility for Japan's atrocities of the 20th century taken whatsoever...
My history master said that museums give you a good idea of how the locals see themselves. This certainly does that.
This is an unapologetic account of Japan's military past and is controversial, even in Japan. It is tied to the shrine which commemorates Japan's...More
the Yasukuni Shrine is the place where millions of victims of wars are commemorated. It is not allowed to take photographs close to the shrine but the park that is surrounding the building offers many spots where you can take a picture.
This is a shrine to those who died protecting Japan and as such is still controversial, especially as boycotted by the current emperor
I dint feel uncomfortable and the gardens and shrine were immaculate
There is an adjacent war museum and a some statutes and...More
A war shrine honouring all those who sacrificed themselves for the country. Controversial because that includes war criminals. There's a monument to Dr Pal, the only judge who insisted they weren't guilty, a proud display of the Thailand-Burma "death" railway that doesn't mention the forced...More
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.