≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

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≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

© Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

Wish for peace and security during year

【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 250,000 people

【Divine Favor】peace of the nation, safety and well-being of the family, warding off evil

The origin of Yasukuni Jinja Shrine is Shokonsha established at Kudan in Tokyo in the second year of the Meiji era (1869) by the will of the Emperor Meiji. In 1879, it was renamed Yasukuni Jinja Shrine. 2,466,000 spirits of those killed in battle from the end of the Edo era through the Pacific War are enshrined here.

250,000 people will visit the Yasukuni Shrine in 3 days, wishing for safety and well-being of the family and peace.

“Omiki” (sacred sake) is distributed at the side of Shinmon (Main Gate) and “Amazake” (sweet sake) is distributed in front of the Yasukuni kaikan for visitors.

Also, from January 1st to January 12th, “Japanese Sword Exhibition” will be held at the Yushukan 1F Exhibition Room, where you can see the new Japanese swords and various demonstrations to be held every day. (Admission free)


Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Venue Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Dates December 31, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Note *Distribution of “Omiki” and “Amazake” ends when stock runs out.
*The opening hours of the Yushukan are 0:00-16:30 on January 1, and 9:00-16:30 after January 2.
Open Hours ≪Opening time≫
6:00-17:00 (January – February)
In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
【December 31】 23:30-
【January 1】 0:00-18:30
【January 2】 6:00-18:00
【January 3】 6:00-18:00
【January 4 and later】 6:00-17:00
Address 3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3261-8326

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