In cherry blossom season, you can hire boats to go out on the moat
This neighborhood is home to the controversial
and the magnificent Imperial Palace moat. From an extensive World War II museum to spectacular seasonal festivals, this area is also boasts must-see cherry blossoms in the spring. Yasukuni Shrine
How about some squid on a stick?
Like all Imperial shrines, the sanctuary at the Yasukuni shrine is built of plain cedar, with gold fittings.
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.
A stone lantern glows in the twilight, with the buildings of the main shrine beyond.
KUDANSHITA AREA MAP
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