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≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

There are about 500 cherry trees including a reference tree to confirm the flowering of cherry blossoms in Tokyo

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. Yushukan on the grounds displays articles of those enshrined and related historical materials.

About 500 cherry trees such as the Somei Yoshino and the Yamazakura are planted in this shrine, and there is a tree to confirm the flowering of cherry blossoms in Tokyo.

From late March to early April, “Sakura Festival in Chiyoda” will be held in this area, and the whole city will be full of cherry blossoms.

At Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, entertainment and Noh will be dedicated, and various events will be held to celebrate the spring season festival.

Details

Event Name ≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Venue Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Dates Around late March – Around early April ※Average year
Note *Light up of the cherry blossoms / Sunset – 22:00 (planned)
*”Sakura Festival in Chiyoda” will be held from March 28 to April 9, 2017.
*Because the maintenance work of the outer gardens is carried out this year, there is no opening of stalls during Sakura Festival period, you can not party at the gardens.
Open Hours The outer gardens / 24 hours open
The inner garden / 6:00 – 18:00 (March – October)
Admission Admission Free
Address 3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3261-8326
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