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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 200,000 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.

200,000 people will visit the Yasukuni Shrine in 3 days, wishing for safety and well-being of the family and peace.

“Japanese Sword Exhibition” will be held from January 1 to 12 in the Exhibition Room on the 1st floor of Yushukan. In addition to exhibiting new swords, you can enjoy a variety of demonstrations from January 2 to 5. (Admission free)


Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Venue Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Dates December 31, 2019 – January 7, 2020
Note Distribution of “Omiki” (sacred sake): Until around January 5
Distribution of “Amazake” (sweet sake): Until around January 4
*Each 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 (November – 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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