Most viewed - Yasukuni Shrine 靖國神社
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Yasukuni Shrine is Japan's most prominent shrine for the war dead. Near Kudanshita Station on the Tozai Subway Line. This is the first giant torii294 views
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Yasukuni Shrine, Haiden hall. After the Class-A war criminals (such as Hideki Tojo) were enshrined here, the late Emperor Hirohito (Showa) never worshipped here again. 拝殿279 views
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Heavyweight judo Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (石井 慧) was also at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15, 2009. He was very kind and signed autographs, shook hands, and took photos with a lot of people.219 views
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Yasukuni Shrine, Torii and Haiden hall215 views
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Adding to the dignity of the shrine is a monkey show.191 views
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Inside Yushukan war museum: Photos of the war deceased. Look carefully and you may find photos of Hideki Tojo and co.184 views
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Inside Yushukan war museum. Impressive, but its version of Japanese war history is skewed. No exhibit on the Pearl Harbor attack either. 遊就館183 views
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慰霊の泉177 views
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Food stands170 views
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Monument for kamikaze pilots who died.158 views
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Imperial crest on gate door150 views
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Statue of Omura Masujiro (1824-1869) 大村益次郎, founder of Japan's modern army. Also pushed for the establishment of Yasukuni Shrine.149 views
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Sumo arena. An exhibition sumo tournament is held every April.142 views
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Cherry blossom path to shrine130 views
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You wash your mouth hands here. Built in 1940 by Japanese living in the US. 大手水舎129 views
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Memorial for Justice Radhabinod Pal, an Indian judge during the war crimes tribunal. He was a judge who voted for the innocence of Japan's war criminals.128 views
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Path to shrine127 views
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Noh stage and the cherry tree used as the barometer for Tokyo's cherry blossom blooming condition.127 views
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Memorial for sunken naval warships126 views
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Memorial for military horses and dogs which died.125 views
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Entrance to sumo arena.122 views
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Memorial for military dogs which died.121 views
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Second torii120 views
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Gate built in 1934. 神門120 views
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Yushukan war museum 遊就館120 views
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Noh stage120 views
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Back view of second torii119 views
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Yushukan war museum 遊就館117 views
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Yushukan war museum 遊就館115 views
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Mother Statue 母の像115 views
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Entrance to Yushukan war museum 遊就館114 views
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Memorial for military horses which died.113 views
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Yushukan war museum 遊就館110 views
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Garden 神池庭園109 views
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Entrance to sumo arena109 views
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Garden 神池庭園105 views
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参集殿104 views
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.101 views
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Rest house98 views
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.88 views
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They march up to the end of the line of worshippers lined up to pray at the shrine. Then they turn around and head back.75 views
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On Aug. 15 at Yasukuni Shrine, you can see former soldiers and nationalists dressed in military uniform marching in the shrine.72 views
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.68 views
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.64 views
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Rising Sun flag63 views
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On Aug. 15, the anniversary of Japan's surrender and the end of World War II, Yasukuni Shrine is a busy with worshippers and police. These are police buses.62 views
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From Kudanshita Station to the first torii, the path is jammed with political activists not even related to the war or shrine.61 views
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Worshippers at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.59 views
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Praying at Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15.58 views
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Police bus.57 views
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