Yasukuni shrine enshrines the souls of the nearly 2.5 million people died in battle between the Bakumatsu period (1850-1860) and WWII. This includes more than 1000 convicted war criminals, and the fact that Japanese politicians continue to visit the shrine causes considerable friction with Japan's Asian neighbors.
Yasukuni is also famous for its cherry blossoms, and Kitanomaru Koen and the Imperial Palace are within walking distance, making this a popular addition to tour itineraries.
|Nearest Station||Ichigaya, Kudanshita|
|Address||3-1-1 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Home Page||http://www.yasukuni.or.jp (Available in English)|