Originally, Yasukuni Shrine was called Shokonsha, which was established during the Meji era (1869). However, after a decade it was renamed to the beloved Shrine we know today, Yasukuni Shrine. Currently, more than 2,466,000 divinities are enshrined here, they are said to be the souls of the many people who have sacrificed their lives to Japan since 1853. This can be from the Boshin War, Seinan War, both World Wars and many other incidents. These souls, regardless of their social ranking, are considered to be completely equal and worshipped as venerable divinities of Yasukuni.
Find more places in this area
We host our own bar tours regularly as well! We take you to all kinds of unique and underground locations around Tokyo, with anywhere between five to fifteen international guests! We’ve also lived in Japan for years and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have, ranging from history, and culture to society and nightlife! Come join us for a great night!
Stay tuned for more information about Japan travel, Japanese culture, moving to Japan, living in Japan and more.
Flip Japan Guide
Got a question? Reach out to us through Instagram or Facebook Messenger
Connect with us: Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Join our Facebook community here!
We’re your local friend in Japan, helping you explore, experience and enjoy the ins and outs of Japan! When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin. During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique underground places. We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!
Tag us @flipjapanguide on Instagram and share your adventures with us!