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Yasukuni Shrine

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: 3-1-1 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda 102-8246, Tokyo Prefecture
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A large, torii gate stands at the entrance to this shrine built in memory...

A large, torii gate stands at the entrance to this shrine built in memory of those who lost their lives defending Japan. Many officials still come and offer prayer annually on August 15, the anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.

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Nice shrine and huge gate

Nice shrine and I think it has the biggest torii gate I have ever seen. There are also lots of cherry trees so it might be a nice place to see those too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty iconic and large place. Have to remember not to take pictures in front of the main area, or you will get a stern warning from a guard.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice shrine and I think it has the biggest torii gate I have ever seen. There are also lots of cherry trees so it might be a nice place to see those too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice shrine also the path that Leeds to it is full of cherry blossoms. You can visit after visiting Chidorigafuchi park they are both close to each other.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,055 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely shrine and nice garden surrounding it. There's also a memorial for all Japanese who lost their lives during WWII, including some notorious war criminals, but most people don't mind about it and enjoy the tranquil shrine for what it is.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Yasukuni Shrine is the national war shrine of Japan its right across the street from Chidorigafuchi and if you want to visit WW2 war heroes this is the place

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Thank daikin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are wondering why so many people dont like this place and want a neutral explanation, just google it and read it up on wikapedia. This place is absolutely stunningly beautiful though and I personally love visiting here especially for the cherry blossoms.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a different take on world war 2, check out this museum. It takes you through the different Japanese wars. The hall with pictures of Kamikaze pilots and letters before they went to battle is pretty eerie. There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding this shrine, which is worth reading up on. There are some English translations of exhibit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the Japanese war memorial in Tokyo. It is a beautiful shrine. It is a beautiful site. I would recommend the visitor's experience the Japan's memorial. The museum have some outstanding displaces--Zero WWII plane and a train used in Burma. The story from the Japan is fully displaced.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here to see some aspect of the local culture of Japan, this shrine is associated with the war and there is a museum. I am not too interested in that, and didn't take part in anything, I just wanted to see another shrine as I had only seen one so far. This one was close to what i... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to this famous shinto shrine is a must if you are here. A majestic temple with a long history. You need about a couple of hours to see the temple museum pond and park.

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