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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“war museum” (35 reviews)
“japanese war” (18 reviews)
“war dead” (19 reviews)
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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Lexy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The shrine is always controversial and appeared in the global news once any political person visit. It is worth to visit and observe. The place to learn from the other side. Next to the shrine is the war museum. They exhibited wars in their view...More

1  Thank Spikydevil
Reviewed 5 November 2017

After visiting there you realize that this place is a must for any visitor in Japan. Adjacent is Yushukan war memorial. Together they tell a lot about the Japanese point of view. Without visiting there 2 places you will miss a very important aspect of...More

Thank moshe m
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Interesting experience to visit this Shrine. Worth the time, but expect crowds. One can appreciate the building and the character associated with the intent of the religion.

Thank 0XDrK
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

There's plenty of shrines to see in and around Tokyo, but this a must on your travel plans.can't begin to explain how beautiful and peaceful this place is, It's 100% worth the going.

Thank raymond p
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon the garden after paying respects. One of the best parts of my holiday. Feeding the carp in the garden was so beautiful!

Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to have a meeting with a Shinto priest who gave us some special insight to this shrine.

Thank ThePuba
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
23 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