Kudanshita Area

The controversial Yasukuni Shrine & the magnificent Imperial Palace moat

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You never know what you might see at the magnificent & controversial Yasukuni Shrine, and the nearby Imperial Palace moat is a must-see in cherry blossom season

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They even light up the moat at night, so everyone can enjoy the trees after work!
Festivals at the Yasukuni Shrine are a feast of sizzling street food and traditional entertainment.
Festivals at the Yasukuni Shrine are a feast of sizzling street food and traditional entertainment.
How about some squid on a stick?
How about some squid on a stick?
The sanctuary at the Yasukuni shrine is built of plain cedar, with gold fittings.
Like all Imperial shrines, the sanctuary at the Yasukuni shrine is built of plain cedar, with gold fittings.
The shrine with a sumo ring!
Once a year at the beginning of April, the shrine hosts a free sumo tournament for all ages.
There's an extensive WWII museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine, with a fascinating collection of artifacts and weapons from the Japanese side.
There’s an extensive WWII museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine, with a fascinating collection of artifacts and weapons from the Japanese side.
A stone lantern glows in the twilight, with the buildings of the main shrine beyond.
A stone lantern glows in the twilight, with the buildings of the main shrine beyond.

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