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Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine” , in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo was built by Emperor Meiji in 1869. The spirits of more than 2,466,000 pillars, such as the priests at the end of the Edo period and the soldiers who died on duty in the war after the Meiji era, are enshrined. This shrine is as large as 99,000 square meters and is the second-largest shrine in Tokyo after Meiji Jingu.

Yasukuni Shrine has many things to see and is very popular as a tourist spot. In particular, the largest torii gate in Japan, which is a symbol of Yasukuni Shrine, is a must-see. There is no doubt that you will be amazed by its size.

Yasukuni Shrine is also famous for having Japan’s first military museum, the Yushukan. You can see the steam locomotive C56 type that was actively used during the war and the real Zero Fighter Jet up close.

Location: 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: Approximately 5 minutes on foot from “Kudanshita Station” on the Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line
Regular holiday: Open every day
Naien opening time: 6: 00- all year round
Naien Gate Closing Time: November-February / ~ 17: 00, March-October / ~ 18: 00
Hours of worship at the shrine: November-February / 8: 00-16: 30, March-October / 8: 00-16: 00
Yushukan admission fee: 800 yen for adults, 500 yen for college students (including junior college students and vocational school students), 300 yen for junior high and high school students, free for elementary school students and younger
Official site: http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/