For the second part of our Tokyo trip, we visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which was just across the road.
It was both our first time in the Yasukuni Shrine and it was just cool to find out that Japan's largest torii was found there! The steel Daiichi Torii stands at around 25 meters tall.
|entrance to Yasukuni Shrine - the Daiichi Torii|
|second torii - the Daini Torii|
|this temizuya is made of granite|
|the shinmon (main gate) is 6 meters tall and is made of hinoki cypress|
(the 2 doors each bear a 1.5-meter Chrysanthemum Crest--the Imperial Seal of Japan)
|third torii - the Chumon Torii|
|haiden (main prayer hall)|
|the Chumon Torii is made of cypress|
|Nogakudo (Noh theater)|
|the Daini Torii is the largest bronze torii in Japan|
|I got buttered potato balls for ¥400|
|3 cheese sticks for ¥500 - expensive!|
We headed home a bit past 4 in the afternoon so as not to join in the Tokyo rush hour.
|Kudanshita station entrance|