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Yasukuni Shrine

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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
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank RajuA246
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank warren D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank ernestoteles
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This jinja has fabulous even when summer. cool lighting at night will surprised you. its ok to be alone, but you better come with your friend

Thank Novia A
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Do visit the museum inside (1000 Yen) and you will get a better understanding of Japan’s warring past and their perspective of WW2.

2  Thank AdrianC1464
Reviewed July 24, 2018

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.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Today 2018/6/27 After finish glass, my friend invite me to visit yasukuni imperial place. They was an important place explain by my Japanese friend.

1  Thank Limcianwen
Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed June 1, 2018

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

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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.
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from cinbkk | Reviewed this property |
I took photos everywhere except inside the shrine. It;s a place for serious workship and with a tragic history, so tourists should keep a low profile.
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Ianfors8 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any list. Perhaps it is in a special place and not available to tourists.
July 1, 2017|
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Response from kenkurtz | Reviewed this property |
The shrine and the museum are separate. No restrictions on photos in the museum.