Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to the war dead ( ”Eirei” in Japanese ).

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Name Yasukuni Shrine
"靖国神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-1-1, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区九段北3-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Daikancho I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3261-8326

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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