Kudanshita Area

 

KudanshitaMoat

This neighborhood is home to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine 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.

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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.

KUDANSHITA AREA MAP

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers at the local shrine. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more

 

More Nightshade book goodness here, in case you think you might want to, you know, read it or something
A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car at the local shrine, and the more Yumi Hata learns about her best friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more

 

 

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