A controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars - including convicted war criminals executed by the Allies

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Modern Japanese History Tour in Tokyo

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$81

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Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

A controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars - including convicted war criminals executed by the Allies.

A controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars - including convicted war criminals executed by the Allies. A favorite haunt of right-wing groups in black loudspeaker-equipped trucks. Open daily and free entrance adjacent to Metro Hanzomon line Kudanshita station, or cross the bridge north from Kitanomaru Park. Festivals take place most notably in mid-July and mid-October, which can attract as many people and vendors as it does on New Year's Day when the Japanese come to pray for a prosperous year. It can also get quite crowded during cherry blossom season.


Hours

Sun

6:00

18:00

Mon

6:00

18:00

Tue

6:00

18:00

Wed

6:00

18:00

Thu

6:00

18:00

Fri

6:00

18:00

Sat

6:00

18:00

About Yasukuni Shrine

 3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-8246, Japan

 +81 3-3261-8326

 www.yasukuni.or.jp

Yasukuni Shrine and Nearby Sights on Map

Yushukan War Memorial Museum

The Yushukan War Memorial Museum, attached to the Yasukuni Shrine, displays a collection of military artifacts and paraphernalia from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War

Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art

With a modest permanent collection on display and regularly changing exhibitions, MOMAT is a nice place to kill a couple of hours after you've seen the Imperial Palace across the road

Koishikawa Kōrakuen

Laid out in the 17th century, this splendid traditional garden boasts a large collection of trees and flowering plants that provide touches of beauty all year round

Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, built on the site of the former Edo Castle

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Hie Shrine

Another prominent shrine in Tokyo and the Sanno Matsuri festival it hosts in June is counted among the 3 Great festival of Tokyo

Bunkyo-ku Civic Center

The lavish government building for the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo, once described in the Japan Times as 'a colossal Pez candy dispenser

Holy Resurrection Cathedral

A beautifully-restored 1800s-vintage Russian Orthodox cathedral located near Ochanomizu Station on the Chuo Line