[Kanto walking tour] [Tokyo] Bike trip to Yasukuni Shrine! A solo trip to experience Japanese history and visit heroic spirits

When I went on a tour in Tokyo, I visited Yasukuni Shrine.

I wasn’t very familiar with Yasukuni Shrine, but since I was just passing by, I thought it would be a good opportunity to stop by.

I was overwhelmed by the grandeur of the shrine, which was larger than I expected and had a deep history.


What is Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo?

Yasukuni Shrine is a shrine located in Kudankita, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

It is said that it enshrines the spirits of approximately 2,466,000 people who died in the line of duty for the country.

It has a deep connection with Gokoku Shrines across the country.

History of Yasukuni Shrine

After 1868, a movement to commemorate and honor the war dead of the Boshin War and the Meiji Restoration period became active.

Against this background, Yasukuni Shrine was built based on Shokonsha, which was built in 1869 by direct order of Emperor Meiji.

It was originally named Tokyo Shokonsha, but it was renamed Yasukuni Shrine in 1879 (Meiji 12).

Access to Yasukuni Shrine

Is it possible to go to Yasukuni Shrine on a Harley?

You can go to Yasukuni Shrine by Harley.

Yasukuni Shrine also has a parking lot, and you can park your motorcycle next to the parking lot.

There is a manager in the parking lot, so if you are directed to do so, please follow the instructions.

If you come to worship at Yasukuni Shrine, you can use it for free.

The parking lot can be used until 10pm.