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When Emperor Meiji died, on 13 September 1912, General Nogi Maresuke and his wife proved their loyalty by joining him in death; he killed himself by seppuku (disembowelment), she by slitting her throat with a knife. The house in which they died is adjacent to the Nogi Shrine, which is dedicated to his memory. The house is open only two days a year, on the eve and anniversary of their deaths, but an elevated walkway allows you to peek in through the windows, one of which provides a glimpse of Nogi’s bloodstained shirt.
8-11-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line), exit 1 or Roppongi Station (Hibiya, Oedo lines), exit 7|