Yasukuni Jinja shrine Sakura festival 2012 (靖国神社)

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Beautiful shrine and cherry blosssoms !

I had heard that cherry blossoms were in full bloom at Yasukuni Jinja shrine.
So I went to there to see cherry blossom.
On reaching at Ichigaya subway station and going up the stairs,,,

Cherry blossoms, Ichigaya station (Ichigaya)

地下鉄の市ヶ谷駅で降りて、階段を登っていくと・・・ぱぁっと桜の世界が!!!

Cherry blossoms !!! 😀

These are many trees closely at both sides of this street.
You can have a good time with cherry blossoms only walking this street.

With from five to ten minutes walk, I reached to Yasukuni Jinja shrine. I have been to there since my high school days.

Cherry blossoms festival 1, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

5分、10分くらいで靖国神社に着きました。ここに来るのは高校生以来です。

That notice says there are 600 cherry trees. 😀

About cherry blossoms of Yasukuni, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

600本の桜が植えられているそうです。木戸孝允によって染井吉野が植えられたのが始まり・・・(´・∀・`)

600….. 😀

Excellent ! 😀

Cherry blossoms festival 2, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

きれーいっ!

Worship Hall. Cool appearance 😀

Worship hall, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

御堂もご立派で・・・(´∀`*)ウフフ

Though I couldn’t take a photo clearly,

Cherry blossoms festival 6, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

There is a painting of a large pine tree. This is a stage.
Something was going to be held on the stage.

Matsu no butai Stage, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

松の絵が描いてあります。この後何かここでお披露目するようです((o(´∀`)o))ワクワク

Cherry blossoms festival 3, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Cherry blossoms festival 4, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Cherry blossoms festival 5, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Temizuya (Chozuya) 手水舎

Chozuya, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

There are two small shrines in the depth of the site.

Gengu (元宮)

Gangu 1, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

ちょっと奥のほうに行くとひっそりと社がふたつ

Gangu 2, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Chinreisha (鎮霊社)

Chinreisha 2, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Chinreisha1, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

Cherry blossoms were in full bloom and there were great number of people,

so

Right wingers were enthusiastic about insisting their ideology 🙁 .

I felt a little hungry, so I ate a sasakama and a cup of apple juice 😀  (strange combination :P)
I failed to take a picture of apple juice :(.

Sasakama, Yasukuni Jinja shrine (Ichigaya)

小腹がすいたので笹かまと映ってないけど、りんごジュース。(凄い組み合わせ)

At the both sides of approach to the shrine, there were many stalls.
and at the depth, there were tables and chairs for eating and drinking. There were many stalls, too.

Because it was so crowded, we couldn’t find a sample tree 🙁

We were going to Chidorigafuchi and Sotobori, but

Overflow of people, To Nihonbudokan (Ichigaya)

この後、千鳥ヶ淵と外濠に行こうと思ったんですけど・・・新日大生がうじゃうじゃ・・・ひぇー!逃げろ~!ということで中止!

But roads were overflowing with new students of Nihon University after their entrance ceremony at Nippon Budokan. :O
So, we decided going back to Ichigaya subway station, and going home.

We felt hungry again, so we decided to eat lunch.

About Yasukuni Jinja shrine (靖国神社)

Address / 3-1-1 Kudan-Kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Station / Ichigaya station (Tokyo metro)
Website / <a=”http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/”>http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/

靖国神社
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