Cherry blossoms in Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo

Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo that commemorates Japan’s war dead was founded in 1869.
It is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo.

28 March 2018

Cherry blossoms at Shinmon in Yasukuni shrine

Cherry blossoms at Shinmon in Yasukuni shrine
It was fully bloomed and very beautiful.
But flowers has begun to fallen down.

3 April 2017

I went there at 3 April 2017 when the cherry trees were fully bloomed(2 days later than last year).
In spite of the weekday,many people came to see the beautiful scenery.
It must be more crowded in the holiday!

Daini Torii and Shinmon in Yasukuni shrine
Daini Torii(second shrine gate) and Shinmon(main gate).

Shinmon in Yasukuni shrine
Beautiful cherry blossoms were can be seen inside the Shinmon(main gate).

Haiden and Chumon Torii in Yasukuni shrine
Haiden(main hall).
Visitors come here to pay their respects.

Cherry blossoms at Sanshuden in Yasukuni shrine
Sanshuden(assembly hall).
Reception and waiting rooms are available for individuals and groups who wish to worship in the Main Shrine.

Cherry blossoms at Nogakudo in Yasukuni shrine
Sample tree in Yasukuni shrine
Nogakudo(Noh theater).
There is a beautiful cherry tree that is called “sample tree”.
It is used to forecast the flowering time in Tokyo by Japan Meteorological Agency.

Dove cote in Yasukuni shrine
Dove cote in Yasukuni shrine
Dove cote.
They have almost 300 white doves.

Cherry blossoms at Shinmon in Yasukuni shrine
I took about 50 minutes to look around buildings and take photo.
This shrine wasn’t big, so I didn’t need many time than I thought.
It was my first visit to here although I’ve been to the neighborhood many times.
And I was surprised by the beauty scenery of the buildings with cherry blossoms.


Opening hour

6:00 – 18:00

Admission Fee



5 minutes walk from Kudanshita Station of metro.
10 minutes walk from Ichigaya and Iidabashi stations of JR line.

Other beautiful places near here

Chidorigafuchi-ryokudo(1 min. by walk)

Chidorigafuchi-ryokudo Walkway
700-meter-long lush green walkway along the moat of the Imperial Palace
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