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3 Important Japanese World War II Places To Visit In Tokyo

3 Important Japanese World War II Places To Visit In Tokyo

on Aug. 20, 2013 by

It is important to educate yourself on history and understand why certain events took its course. A visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and the Japanese military and war musuem (Yushukan) proved to be very eye-opening experiences

the Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanthe Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanthe Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanmitsubishi airplane at the Tokyo War Museum - Yushukan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

After experiencing the best sushi in the world I set my sails for an educational experience at the Yasukuni Shrine and the Yushukan War Memorial Museum.

Places

  • 1. Yasukuni Shrine

    Controversial shrine commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan

    3 Chome-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0073, Japan

  • 2. Yushukan

    Japanese military and war museum located within Yasukuni Shrine

    3 Chome-1-2 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0073, Japan

  • 3. Edo-Tokyo Museum

    Mesmerizing elevated museum with a detailed section on Tokyo during World War II

    1 Chome-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0015, Japan

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It was initially created by Emperor Meiji to commemorate any individuals who had died in service of the Empire of Japan during the Meiji Restoration.

the Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanthe Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo

The shrine's purpose has been expanded over the years and now lists the names, origins, birthdates, and places of death of 2,466,532 men, women and children from conflicts spanning from the Boshin War of 1867 to the end of World War II.

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The Yasukuni Honden shrine only lists the names of those who died in service of the Empire of Japan as it was created by Emperor Meiji specifically for this purpose.

letters at the Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanletters at the Yasukuni Shrine

The Yasukuni Chinreisha shrine was created by the priesthood to commemorate those who fought in opposition to the Empire and everyone else who had died in war; it includes the Japanese soldiers of the Tokugawa Shogunate and Republic of Ezo as well as those representing foreign militaries such as the British, US, Chinese, Korean and South East Asian forces.

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The Yushukan is a Japanese military and war museum located within Yasukuni Shrine. The museum contains various artifacts and documents concerning Japanese war casualties and military activity from the start of the Meiji Restoration to the end of the Pacific War.

beautiful Canal Cafe since 1918 in Chiyoda, Tokyo in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japanbeautiful Canal Cafe since 1918 in Chiyoda, Tokyo

The museum was established in 1882, and describes itself as the first and oldest war and military museum in Japan. The museum has been accused of containing revisionism in its accounts of Japan's actions in World War II, as well as glorifying Japan's aggressive militaristic past.

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I finsihed my day at the Tokyo Canal Cafe, since 1918, located east of the Yasukuni Shrine. After a chillin' iced coffee I went back home for another day at the office. 

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