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Yushima Tenmangu

3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3836-0753
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A Special Place Just South of Ueno Park

This shrine was originally founded in the fifth century, A.D. before Buddhism came to Japan. Now... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
February is the best time to see plum blossom.

Today I visited Yushima Tenmangu as recommended by the hotel. The plum blossom is so beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Lyn L
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Yushima was founded in 1355 but the main building was re-built in the 1880s. The stunning bronze gate is over 200 years old. In fact this shrine is as well known for its plum garden as it is for its association with the main shrine in Kyushu, which honors a Heian poet, Michizane Sugawara.
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3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
+81 3-3836-0753
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This shrine was originally founded in the fifth century, A.D. before Buddhism came to Japan. Now the shrine has incorporated the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, who was a scholar in the 9th century in Kyoto. You can look him up on Wikipedia. If you...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Today I visited Yushima Tenmangu as recommended by the hotel. The plum blossom is so beautiful and the colors are so picturesque.

1  Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is an important temple - currently profiled in TimeOut - Tokyo. Incredibly busy on weekends w tourists and Tokyo locals queuing-up to make a blessing. Hawkers at the entryway are largely cheap food stalls. Further on there are proper kiosks to buy charms and...More

1  Thank KaiserBrit
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a nice shrine with interesting buildings. Must visit during the Chrysanthemums festival. Many beautiful arrangements.

1  Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This temple feels calm and holy, even when busy. Often frequented by students praying for good knowledge and grades. If you find the steep stairs to leave by you will be able to walk all the way to ameyoko cho market in about 10 minutes....More

1  Thank Dolores186338
Reviewed 24 November 2016

There are many shrines in Japan.The people traditionally believe buddhism. simouteneously, people often go to variety of shrines in order to make a wish. Regarding this particular shrine, many Japanese students visit and pray for "passing exams".You may know that Japanese students have to study...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is close to Ueno. They are holding a chrysanthemum festival there now.I went yesterday, November 1, the first day of the festival.Many of the flowers are not yet open .It was still worth the visit, however it will be spectacular in a in a...More

Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A large area with several statues and carved rocks surround the shrine. I visited on two ocassions, each time taking a separate hill climb to reach the shrine. Very beautiful and well-maintained. Also many locals visiting and paying homage to the kami.

Thank VisitorEyes11
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A busy temple in the centre of the modern city, full of trees and small gardens, and surrounded by tower blocks. Beautiful buildings with lots of decoration. Seemed busy with locals coming to worship. A lot going on there.

Thank J L
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Nice shrine.....with delicious local treats....worth the journey..........recommended for students who are having test.....

Thank Dewi P
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting
with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day
Japanese education. The area has kept its college town
feel with several university campuses. If you head
towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and
sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores
for students and anyone interested in literature and
the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and
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