The Yushukan Museum is a history museum located in the Yasukuni Jinja Shrine in Tokyo. The name Yushukan is derived from an old Chinese text, and included in it is the desire to help visitors to the museum learn about people in the past who dedicated their lives to their country. One of the themes of the museum is represented in a corner about Japanese citizens who fought and died for their country during World War II. Here there are relics, testaments, and detailed explanations of the activities of Japanese people who fell in battle between the beginning of the Meiji Restoration and World War II. Through these, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sentiments.
- Telephone Number
- Postal code
3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Method of payment
- Cash, Credit Card, IC Cards
- Official URL
- Recommended season
- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Business Hours
Monday･Tuesday･Wednesday･Thursday･Friday･Saturday･Sunday : 09:00~16:30
※Final admission 30 minutes before closing.
※Open from midnight to 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Day.
※Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the Mitama Festival (July 13 to 16).
- Admisson Fee
JPY1000 / Adult
University Student: JPY 500
Age 13-18: JPY 300
Under 11 yrs: Free
Discounts for groups and people with disabilities.
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5 out of 5 stars
A truly enjoyable experience being greeted by the first locomotive to run on the Thai-Burma railway - the Death Railway - at the entrance to being transported from the samurai period to modern day Japan as I made my way through the museum. Each exhibition room flowed smoothly to the next, with poems written by samurais and farewell letters from young Japanese soldiers to their mothers. True to Japan's ink stamp culture, there were many to be collected at the museum. If you're a history enthusiast like myself, I definitely recommend a trip to the Yushukan museum as it guarantees a most wonderful and information-packed afternoon of learning about Japan's history. My only comment would be the lack of English descriptions for some of the exhibits displayed, but that aside, I delighted in my time spent at this museum.