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This shrine is dedicated to one of the very early reformers in the mid 19th century.
After the arrival of Perry's fleet forcing the opening of Japan some people with foresight wanted to go to Western countries to study and to reform the country but...More
Shouin-Shrine is dedicated a mentor "Shouin Yoshida" whose students became reformers of modern-Japan. This temple is located in the same property with his academy "Shouka-Son Juku". Renting bicycle may be convenient to get there and then go to "Toukou-Shrine" which is a family temple of...More
The shrine is at the back of the compound and as with most shrines in Japan well maintained with great statues and icons on display. as it is in the Shoka Village you get to see a lot more than just the shrine. I really...More
Very visual, experiential and educational about the time when so called 'rebels' insisted to open Japan to foreigners. Fantastic way to get to know the philosophy of the great thinkers of its time. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in Japanese history.