Yasukuni Shrine

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Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo that commemorates Japan's war dead.

The shrine was founded in 1869 as Tokyo Shokonsha, and was renamed Yasukuni Shrine in 1879. It was built in order to commemorate and worship those who have died in war for their country and sacrificed their lives to help build the foundation for a peaceful Japan (the meaning of Yasukuni is "peaceful country").- japan-guide.com


Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing

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Location Information:

City: Tokyo
Prefecture: Tokyo
Country: Japan

Closest Station: Kudanshita


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It should be said that this place is also very controversial for enshrining Japanese war criminals as well as Korean/Taiwanese civilians that were forced to more or less die for the emperor.

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