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It is a famous shrine. The cherry blossom season is very beautiful! There is a festival in summer.
Controversial war shrine. Worth visiting because you can see the bad, military part of Japan (that their Prime Minister Abe just loves). They used to have videos in the back room showing Japanese villagers in Okinawa jumping off cliffs to commit suicide because the American army was about to invade…
Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during Mitama Festival (July 13-16) 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Note: We close for a few days in late June and late December
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in central Tokyo that commemorates Japan's war dead. The shrine was founded in 1869 with the purpose of enshrining those who have died in war for their country and sacrificed their lives to help build the foundation for a peaceful Japan.
Literally ‘For the Peace of the Country Shrine’, Yasukuni is the memorial shrine to Japan’s war dead, around 2.5 million souls. Completed in 1869, it has unusual torii gates made of steel and bronze. It is also incredibly controversial: in 1979 14 class-A war criminals, including WWII general Hideki…