STORY: Protesters were seen holding up signs and chanting "no state funeral" to the tune of a guitar.
A rally was also held at a park, where protesters addressed a crowd under the watch of policemen.
Abe was a polarising figure who dominated modern-day politics as its longest-serving leader.
The rare state funeral has also been a divisive issue in Japan.
Many people opposed its $11.5-million price tag paid for by taxpayers, as Japan's economy faces headwinds.