Yasukuni Shrine

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The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni, informally known as Yasukuni Shrine (Yasukuni Jinja), is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was founded in June 1869 by Emperor Meiji and commemorates those who died from the Boshin War of 1868-1869 died in the service of Japan until the first Indochina War 1946-1954 The name "Yasukuni" given by Emperor Meiji means to keep the peace for the whole nation.

Overview

Address

3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8246 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

6:00 - 18:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 6:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 6:00 - 18:00
Thursday 6:00 - 18:00
Friday 6:00 - 18:00
Saturday 6:00 - 18:00
Sunday 6:00 - 18:00
Holidays Closed

Phone Number

03-3261-8326

Website

yasukuni.or.jp

General Amenities

  • Prayer rooms
  • Restroom
  • Information Counter

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access

Access

Five minute walk from Kudanshita Station, or ten minute walk from Ichigaya and Iidabashi stations.

Upcoming Events

1 upcoming event
Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine

Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine

Mid Apr

Each year Yasukuni Shrine holds a ceremonial sumo event where you can watch sumo wrestling for free

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Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine

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Each year Yasukuni Shrine holds a ceremonial sumo event where you can watch sumo wrestling for free

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Mitama Matsuri

Mitama Matsuri

Jul 13th - Jul 16th

Honor your ancestors at the Obon festival, Mitama Matsuri celebrated at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.

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