As is eloquently discussed in this thoughtful article, Yasukuni Shrine is a controversial location due to its position as a memorial to those who died in World War II. Although this factor itself warrants a visit, in the spring the cherry blossoms are also well worth a trip. A large festival is held on site, and the historical significance of the location only adds to the splendor of the festival.
Cherry Blossoms at Yasukuni Shrine
A lively festival at a controversial location
By Hana Joy Apr 15, 2013