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family crestRequest to Visitors

Yasukuni Jinja is a solemn place of worship.
In order to maintain the purity and tranquility of the sacred precincts, the following items and acts are prohibited on the shrine grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Behavior that disrespects the enshrined spirits or the shrine itself
  • Entering restricted areas
  • Writing on or otherwise defacing any of the shrine buildings or facilities on the grounds
  • Moving around tables, chairs, or other shrine furnishings
  • Riding bicycles in the Inner Garden (from the Main Gate to the Main Hall side; excluding the area from the North Gate road to the Inner Garden Temporary Visitors’ Parking Lot and farther north)
  • Driving vehicles on shrine roads or up to the front of the shrine
  • Walking dogs or other animals in the Inner Garden
  • Lying down or sitting around on the shrine grounds or on benches, etc., singing, or making excessive noise
  • Smoking outside of designated locations
  • Fireworks
  • Bringing dangerous articles or garbage onto the grounds
  • Breaking off the branches of trees on the grounds
  • Bringing home rocks or plants, or capturing insects, birds, fish, or other animals found on the grounds
  • Amusement activities or sports such as roller skating, skateboarding, etc.
  • Picnicking in the Inner Garden
  • Sale of goods and circulation or distribution of flyers, pamphlets, etc.
  • Publicity activities involving the display of flags, banners, etc.
  • Collection of signatures, assembly, or mass demonstrations
  • Camera use inside the Main Sanctuary or Yushukan Museum (excluding the entrance hall and main exhibit hall)
  • Taking photographs from the center of the area between the Main Hall and the Chumon Torii (Third Shinto Shrine Arch)
  • Press coverage or interviews
  • Any other behavior that disturbs other visitors
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