Yasukuni Shrine

Emperor Meiji founded the Yasukuni Shinto Shrine in 1869 to enshrine the soul of soldiers and ordinary citizens dead for Japan. It currently enshrines 2.466.000 souls including girls and women involved in relief operations on battlefields, students working in factories during wars… As you may know from international news, visits of Yasukuni Shrine by Japanese politicians are a major source of tension between Japan, China and South Korea!

Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo (Japan).

Yasukuni Shrine is in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo near Kudanshita subway station, Hotel Grand Palace, Tsukudo Shrine, and the Martial Arts Hall of Japan. Yasukuni Shrine features a museum related to war. In the second half of November, you can usually enjoy its beautiful alley of trees with autumn yellow leaves! Open for free from 06:00, it may close at 17:00, 18:00 or 19:00…

  • January, February: 06:00-17:00.
  • March, April: 06:00-18:00.
  • May, June, July, August: 06:00-19:00.
  • September, October: 06:00-18:00.
  • November, December: 06:00-17:00.

In Japanese language, Yasukuni shrine is written 靖国神社 (formerly 靖國神社) and pronounced “Yasukuni-jinja”. See our travel articles about Yasukuni Shrine. If you are interested in Asia or Japanese history, why not join the Yes in Japan tour “After the War: Fighters and Civilians“?

Yes in Japan news about Yasukuni Shrine (read more):

  • “World War 2” tour in Tokyo: Calendar for February 2015 {4 February 2015} - Interested in Japanese history? Learn about World War 2 in Japan thanks to our original walking tour in Tokyo “After the War: Fighters and Civilians” in English or French on 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, or 27 February 2015. We usually gather around 09:30 near Kudanshita […]
  • Japanese culture in Japan at Yasukuni Shrine {8 January 2015} - At Yasukuni Shrine, you can have a glimpse into Shintoism (significant facet of the Japanese culture), examine Japanese religious architecture including impressive gates, visit an interesting military/war museum, occasionally see Japanese people in military uniform or students wearing the uniform of the National Defense Academy, and admire numerous cherry blossoms in Spring. In the Chiyoda […]
  • Iidabashi/Kudanshita area in Tokyo: Martial arts, park, restaurant, shrines {23 November 2014} - Walk in Chiyoda ward near Iidabashi and Kudanshita stations to discover the Japanese culture, see many facets of the Shinto religion, and eat vegetarian food if you stay at a local hotel, study at a language school in Iidabashi, or wonder what to do after your visit of Kagurazaka area, Tokyo Dome City or Jimbocho […]

Access in Tokyo

Yasukuni Shrine is the spot 17 on the Yes in Japan map of Tokyo Chiyoda North of autumn/winter 2014:
Map of Chiyoda ward North (Tokyo, Japan) - Front

Japanese summary: 東京都千代田区靖國神社で2.466.000御霊… 英語で基本情報、場所、時間、インバウンド・ツアー。