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Yushukan, Chiyoda

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#41 of 422 in Museums in Tokyo
The Yūshūkan (遊就館) is a Japanese military and war museum located within Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. As a museum maintained by the shrine, which is dedicated to the souls of soldiers who died fighting on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the museum contains various artifacts and documents concerning Japanese war casualties and military activity from the start of the Meiji Restoration to the end of World War II. The museum was established in 1882, and describes itself as the first and oldest war and military museum in Japan.
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  • Whilst visiting the 'Yasukuni Jinja' a visit to the "Yushukan Museum" is a must, espcially if you have any interest in military artifacts and history. As well as military artifacts through the ages.....  more »
  • The museum has alot of interesting machinery and artifacts, and I appreciated the English information. It occupies a parallel universe where Japan is presented as a victim, forced into World War Two.....  more »
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  • When we asked the security what this building was, he just said “you can see swords in there.” We paid ¥1,000 ($10) to go in to take a look. The museum turned out to be an extensive Japanese war museum. Photos are not allowed in exhibits. The artifacts in the museum are quite amazing. Some really old swords and calligraphy. After the initial sections about the samurai era of Japanese history, you reach the section on the World Wars. Keep an open mind and you’ll gain insight into the Japanese psyche in those days. The World Wars are some of my favorite history topics and I hope that everyone would, like me, want to study this from various viewpoints. This museum would take at least an hour to complete.
  • Excellent museum in terms of exhibitions, facilities, and staff. One of the best in Tokyo, in fact. However, the whitewashed version of Japanese history must be taken with a pinch of salt. Anything negative regarding Japan’s actions is either greatly played-down or not mentioned at all. (I can only imagine how angry Korean visitors must feel, in particular)
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