Japan can be described as one of the least militarily active countries in the world. The only time that this Far East nation is often associated with war, is when the Second world war is the topic. Japan has not always been inactive in terms of military and neither is the Second war the only war Japan participated in.

Visit Yūshūkan Military Museum and learn about Japan's Military past
Visit Yūshūkan Military Museum and learn about Japan's Military past

Japan can be described as one of the least militarily active countries in the world. The only time that this Far East nation is often associated with war, is when the Second world war is the topic. Japan has not always been inactive in terms of military and neither is the Second war the only war Japan participated in.

Japan for Thousand of years has engaged in military conquests and campaigns in and around pacific and the wider Asian continent. Even China, North Korea and South Korea have at one time or another in history been occupied by Japan.

The Yūshūkan military museum is the best place to start in your journey to understanding the history of Japan's military past. The museum, which is located within the Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, was opened in 1882. Since then, it has closed several times before reopening again. In 1923 it was destroyed in an earthquake but was restored and opened again in 1932. It was closed again after the defeat of Japan in the second world war. It remained closed for the next 40 years to open in 1985.

Among things that are exhibited in the Yūshūkan museum include weaponry used by Japanese military dating hundreds of years, Documents pertaining to various wars and personal artifacts of Japanese soldiers who have fought in various wars over generations.

The Yūshūkan military museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. You should be aware that you can only use your camera on the first floor and entrance hall area only. The entrance tickets are sold at 800 Japanese yen for adults, 500 Japanese yen for students, and 300 yen for kids.

By visiting The Yūshūkan military museum you will be taking a journey of Japans long military journey, starting thousands of years and also appreciate the country's contribution to shaping the course of the world's history.


by Tripnow - about 1 year ago

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