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Yasukuni Shrine: Library (資料室)


General Information

Yasukuni Archives (Yasukuni Kaiko Bunko)
5th floor, Disaster Reduction Museum,
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
1-5-2 Kaigan-dori, Wakinohama, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073
Monday, Thursday (Next day if that day is a holiday)
New Years Holidays (3-4 days)


About Yasukuni Archives:

This archives was opened on October 7, 1999 to commemorate Yasukuni foundation's 130 years anniversary. The archives holds 130,000 volumes, which consists of library materials related to the modern Japanese warfare history.  The collection include memoirs, records from previous wars, military education texts, tributes and reminiscences of war heroes as well as Shinto related materials. Reading rooms provides 20 seats.

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 130,000 volumes

Focus: Military, History

Notable Collection(s): N/A

URL (Japanese)

Online Library Catalog (Japanese)

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

How to Use the Facility

Using the Archives

Open to the public

Upon Arrival:

  • Please bring some form of personal ID.
  • When you use a locker, please deposit 100 yen.
  • Most library materials are stored in the closed stack room. After finding materials, please fill out library a material request form and submit it to the staff.
  • Three materials per request
  • Some materials are required for you to show your ID.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please fill out a copy request form (複写申込書 Fukusha mōshikomisho)
  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 20 yen
    • Color: 40 yen

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