Yasukuni Shrine

A Solemn Shrine With an Impressive Giant Torii Gate and Nature's Four Seasons

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Shinto shrine

Built in 1869 by Emperor Meiji, this was the first shrine to gather the spirits of the dead to Tokyo. It was created to inform future generations of the people who sacrificed their lives for the country, whose souls are enshrined here.
Since many Sakura cherry blossom trees have been planted here, a lot of people visit this shrine in spring, when they are in full bloom.
The Mitama Matsuri is a festival held every July 13 to 16. At this time, the shrine is decorated with over 30,000 large and small lanterns. Featuring Bon Odori dancing and an outdoor night market, it recalls the nostalgic ambience of summer in Tokyo.

Highlights

  • With Sakura cherry blossoms in spring and Koyo red leaves in autumn, visitors can experience the beauty of the four seasons here.
  • The giant Torii gate boasts a height of 25 meters.
  • The Mitama Matsuri is held every year, from July 13 to 16.

Photos

  • The Haiden Hall
  • The Sakura of Yasukuni Shrine
  • The Mitama Matsuri

Reviews

  • 吳之禾

    靖國神社極具爭議性,但撇開這些,這裏值得一看。這裡有池塘,相撲圈和各種雕像。有的地方正在裝修,但其實不會影響参觀。附近還有一個博物館,博物館底樓可以免費参觀,一樓有飛機,郵票展覽,還有商店。

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Basic Information

Founded
1869
Postal Code
102-8246
Address
3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3261-8326
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
(1) Jan.-Feb. and Nov.-Dec.: From 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
(2) Mar.-Oct.: From 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
*During events, there may be changes to the schedule.
Access
(1) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Kudankita Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line or the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or Hanzonomon Line
(2) About 10 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo or Sobu Lines
Official Website
Official Website (English)