Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Resort Gateway Station

Upon reaching the Maihama Station, we proceeded to the Resort Gateway Station to take the train to DisneySea






Waiting for the train





One way ticket


Last destination

Our last destination was DisneySea



Our next stop was Maihama Station





Buying out JR train tickets 



Advertisement in the station



Women only lane





Monday, February 23, 2015

Once the biggest Torii

It was the biggest torii in Japan when constructed in 1921.



25 m tall



34 m wide



Its diameter? About 2 m I think


The Shrine Haiden

This is the main hall of Yasukuni where worshipers come to pray but it is not open to the public



Danii Torii



The Shimon





Chumon Torii



The Haiden



We noticed that many Japanese bowed as they stood in front 


We were here strictly as tourist and certainly not to pay any respect to the people buried here  bearing in mind the atrocities that occurred in Malaysia and elsewhere in the world


Yasukuni Shrine

More than two million Japanese who have died in war since the Meiji Restoration are enshrined here since 1879. The controversies started when war criminals were secretly buried here in 1978. Emperor Hirohito was privately displeased with the action and has refused to visit the shrine. No emperor has visited the shrine since 1975.







Daiichi Torii





War heroes or criminals?
I think it all depends on which side you are on



Should the Japanese Prime Minister visit the shrine?
Certainly not. 
Not even in his personal capacity when he is in office



Omura Masuiro
The Father of modern Japanese army





Smoking area




Many of the soldiers longed or their mothers and water at the last moments of their lives.
This fountain represents a mother offering water in the abstract form


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tokyo Metro

We went to the Yasukuni Shrine and DisneySea



This ticket entitled us to unlimited rides on the metro for one day













The underground is air-conditioned




The Shrine is 150 m from Kudanshita Station


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Last day in Tokyo

Breakfast at the hotel before starting the day