≪Hatsumode Spot≫ 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.
It is served “omiki” (sacred sake) out in front of Nogakudo, and served “Amazake” (sweet sake) out in front of Yushukan for visitors.
Also, from January 1st to January 14th, “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)
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|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine|
|Venue||Yasukuni Jinja Shrine|
|Dates||December 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017|
|Note||※ January 1st-5th : It is served “omiki” out in front of Nogakudo, January 1st-4th : It is served “Amazake” out in front of Yushukan. (It will be finished when all the stock is served out)
※Open hours of Yushukan, January 1st 0:00-16:30, Other day 9:00-16:30
|Open Hours||In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
≪Worshiping time (opening time)≫
【January 4th and later】6:00-17:00
From New Year’s Eve – New Year you can visit all night
|Address||3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|