Yasukuni Shrine or Yasukuni Jinja is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Tokyo. It was founded in 1869 by Emperor Meiji and played a key role in the history of the modern Japanese nation. Yasukuni Shrine is most famous for being the shrine that commemorates the war dead and also houses a history museum about wars Japan has fought in. For those interested in history, Yasukuni Shrine is a must visit. Those who are simply interested in visiting a representative Shinto shrine will still find much to see and enjoy, especially during spring and autumn when it is surrounded by beautiful foliage.