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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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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Yasukuni Shrine, located more or less in downtown Tokyo is very impressive. It shows the dedication to detail which is very present in the Japanese culture and very impressive!

1  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Very busy as the local school children were there for the end of year trips. Pretty walk to get to it. I think I may have seen too many shrines as they all start to look alike!

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A very impressive place to visit, the walk up through the large Torii Gate is memorable, especially if they have photos of the shrine through the years nearby. The main shrine itself is enormous and very moving

Thank Luke W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The annual (July) lantern festival in Yasukuni Shrine was one of my many reasons for visiting Tokyo last year (in time of my birthday). They were supposed to fly paper lanterns in the nearby river but it got cancelled for an imminent rainfall. Instead they...More

Thank Hethler
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A peaceful but controversial Shinto Shrine and museum, it is well worth visiting. We were there during the cherry blossom season and was not disappointed. But it was the controversial history, shrine for WW2 war criminals, is why we went there. Not far away is...More

1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

...and not only it is interesting from the historical perspective, it is very beautiful too. Don't miss the museum. Although two things must be said: a- it would be better if everything (as opposed to just a limited number of things) on display were explained...More

Thank Michele489
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The shrine itself probably needs no introduction or description but in short it's an important Shinto shrine to commemorate all Japanese who have died in the service of the Emperor. Unfortunately that includes war criminals. Make your own judgment. There is little of the shrine...More

Thank Chris C
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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2 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.
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.
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