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Yasukuni Shrine

3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3261-8326
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come when summer

This jinja has fabulous even when summer. cool lighting at night will surprised you. its ok to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Novia A
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A challenging viewpoint

My history master said that museums give you a good idea of how the locals see themselves. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrWil_low
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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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3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya, Iidabashi
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+81 3-3261-8326
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MrWil_low
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Adrian C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Marjoleine v
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Reviewed 27 June 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.

Thank Limcianwen
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Reviewed 23 June 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
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Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank cinbkk
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A must visit to understand the past. Large and impressive. To some it may be too emotional. However, it is a part of Japanese history. The museum will leave you with an understanding and empathy for all those impacted by war, regardless of country.

1  Thank Reasonable50
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Japan politician sometimes makes an announcement to Asia. Some Cabinet Minister visit here on finished 2nd World War Day. Over 7,80year old peoples of Japanese lost family that War. They are visits(like Ohakamairi) grave or Tasukuni Shrine. It's a special place.

Thank soba43yssax
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Although the shrine is considered to be controversial in the Asian region given the fact that it honours those who have died in the service of Japan including World War II it is a beautiful shine in itself. Especially the broad entrance towards the shrine...More

Thank olafoomes
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jimiandshino
2 August 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.
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pchen0
8 May 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.
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Bernard02
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.
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