Yushukan Military Museum

Yushukan at a glance

Yushukan is a military museum next to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The museum’s displays commemorate Japanese who have died in the country’s wars.

First constructed in 1882, the fully-modern museum has gone through extensive renovations including the addition of a new gallery. Artifacts on display date back to the Sino-Japanese war of 1894, though some of the most thought provoking exhibits are those on suicide groups of the Pacific War in the center hall of the museum, including replicas of a suicide Kamikaze plane and a kaiten – a torpedo driven by a soldier into an enemy ship.