Yasukuni Shrine in Photos

A peaceful afternoon in a memorial of war

By Hannah Warren    - 1 min read

Despite its rather controversial nature, Yasukuni Shrine is a lovely, peaceful place to escape from the city. There are plenty of trees, a long, wide avenue, several smaller buildings and a tiny, beautiful garden around a pond. Only the presence of the Yushukan War Museum reminds us that this is a shrine to all those who lost their lives in defense of the Empire of Japan.

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Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren @hannah.warren

Hannah lives in Sydney and spends most of her time dreaming of being somewhere else. She loves karaoke, hates making plans in advance, and will probably never be able to read a map.