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Yasukuni Shrine

3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3261-8326
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“japanese war” (19 reviews)
“war dead” (20 reviews)
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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya, Iidabashi
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"war museum"
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"japanese war"
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"war dead"
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"kamikaze pilots"
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"history buff"
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"asian countries"
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"excellent museum"
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"their lives"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just across the street from the Budokan sits a park home to the Yasukuni Shrine. This shrine is dedicated to those who gave their lives in defense of Japan including WWII. My company's Tokyo office is near by. My work associate explained that the area...More

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yasukuni Shrine is somewhat controversial due to its position in remembrance of those affected by war. It is well worth a visit - there are several buildings, a delightful pond with good reflections and a museum. The large tori gate frames the Shrine to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near to the imperial palace. Reachable by subway to kudanshita station using hanzomon line, tozai line or Shinjuku line. As you walked along the sidewalk, from afar you will see a big tori gate. That’s the path leading to the shrine. From the tori...More

Thank TangCS74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a personal thing but i visit whenever i'm in tokyo. the place has a museum which is worth a walk around as well.

Thank lynology
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Right across the Imperial Palace on the Kitanomaru side is the Yasukuni Shrine. Yasukuni enshrined those who died in the wars following the Meiji Restoration all the way to World War 2. You can find the names of all those who died listed by name,...More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Apart from the actual temple, which is huge, there are so many other places/shrines to visit in the grounds, that it requires more time than we had to inspect them all. Considering that there are market stalls just outside one of the gates, I think...More

Thank Ianfors8
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The road to the shrine was beautiful. Big ginkgo trees are planted and they add brilliant color. Good for walking around.

Thank 900nippon
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I visited this place many times but today I went there to see autum leaves. The ginkgo trees beyond big Torii gate and statue of Ohmura Masujiro were very beautiful. By the way the statue is the very first western style bronze statue ever made...More

Thank Keizo
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Tokyo for a year and have struggled with the choice to visit this shrine. Enshrined here are the nations war dead, including WWII Class A war criminals. We in no way wanted our visit to be seen as us go outing...More

2  Thank Lexy P
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The temple grounds are neat and tidy as you would expect. It is quiet and peaceful, too. Watching people come to pray and make offerings ... this is generally a place of subtlety. Even the massive eastern gate (Torii) is somehow understated for its girth....More

Thank Corey D
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Bernard02
1 July 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.
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John P
22 April 2017|
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Response from ECWorld | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It is a very sacred place for the Japanese.
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kaychan0113
5 September 2016|
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Response from pinaykim | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply! The shrine itself is free but the war museum that is located on shrine grounds are around $15 a person
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