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Yasukuni Shrine

3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3261-8326
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1-Day Tokyo Garden Tour including Breakfast and Lunch
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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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“war dead” (23 reviews)
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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The complex of Yasukuni shrine is infamous for honoring war criminals among the 2 million soldiers it commemorates. Beyond the controversy, the museum is essential to know the rationale of Japan going to war in the Pacific. The perspective presented is essentially the one of...More

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Yasukuni Shrine was established in 1869 by Emperor Meiji. For an old shrine, this place is really well-kept. You can sense an air of solemnity once you step into it. Inside you'll find a list of more than 2 million divinities, which represent the...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not going to blabber on the correctness of having a "shrine" meant to bow to the people who fought for Japan during a number of wars, as I see too many of the comments are on this topic. Instead, I will note that...More

1  Thank AnJo6654321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really went to the shrine to see the museum, and specifically the three WWII aircraft. However I got really absorbed in the timeline from the very beginning of Japan, and detailed history of all the conflicts, both within Japan and with Korea, Russia, the...More

Thank Bernard02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Altho this Shinto shrine is dedicated to honoring all war dead (including even a few military horses and dogs, and even family pets) who gave their lives in service of Japan from 1853 onward, and honors the spirits of almost 2,500,000 mostly military persons, it...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice shrine and a great war museum with planes and a train from WW2, but I enjoyed reading the personal letters from the kamikaze pilots. They gave a real insight into their lives and showed their deep love, commitment and duty to...More

Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was worth the visit. Good value. Me being a WWII buff found it great, an old spitfire, tank, small submarine. Lots of old samurai weapons and armor. Lots and lots of old swords and small hand held weapons. A quiet museum, doesn't take too...More

Thank DEREK_TRAVELGUY
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Besides they state about peole who died in the war, I think this place is absolutelly beautiful. All the sections in temple are so peacefull. For the first time I ve seen a temple with a close parking spaces for visitors. Great place to visit...More

Thank Milton K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

just as my title said. The Yushukan museum was a must, for history-buffs. I went to the shrine and bought charms for protection.

Thank Max F
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

While the Yasukuni shrine is pictured as controversial by Western media, I found it very interesting. The museum collection is very good, and provides detailed explanations about each exhibit.

Thank catalinap664
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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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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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