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Yasukuni Shrine

Tokyo #2: Yasukuni and Meiji Shrines

May 25th 2015
I decided to start my day off by visiting one of the most controversial sites in Tokyo, Yasukuni Shrine. I was going to leave early, but my friend had reminded me yesterday that it would be Monday, so I should wait until after nine as the subway would be quieter. A good idea, which meant I got to spend a little longer in bed. On my way to the subway, I nipped into Family Mart to grab a coffee and ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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