Yasukuni Jinja

Guide to Inner GardenSaikan (Purification Retreat)

This building is where the shrine’s priests purify themselves physically and spiritually before carrying out rites.
In addition, it contains a lounge for Imperial visits by their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress.
This also serves as a waiting room for the Imperial envoys sent at the time of the annual rites in the spring and fall.