Cherry Blossoms at Yasukuni Shrine

A lively festival at a controversial location

By Hana Joy    - 1 min read

As is eloquently discussed by many, 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.

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Hana Joy

Hana Joy

I'm working here in Japan as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). Originally from the Northern California area, I am a recent graduate with a degree in International Affairs.Living in Japan provides the opportunity for unique and continued insights into the local flavor of a particular region. Through my contributions, I hope to convey some of the great everyday experiences that make Japan special.