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Yushima Tenmangu

3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3836-0753
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Ume blossoms are awesome.

I visited this place in March before cherry blossom season starts. Ume trees were in full abloom... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nekonounchi
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Narita, Japan
via mobile
Lovely Small Shrine

This Shinto shrine, devoted to the kami of learning, stands on a hill just a block away from the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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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
Kanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
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+81 3-3836-0753
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place in March before cherry blossom season starts. Ume trees were in full abloom. The scenery was awesome. There are nice restaurants around Yushima area. It’s just 10 minuets’ walk from Ueno station. The restaurants in Ueno area are always crowded, so...More

Thank nekonounchi
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This Shinto shrine, devoted to the kami of learning, stands on a hill just a block away from the apartment where we stay during long-term Tokyo visits. For years, it has offered me a shortcut when walking to the nearby University of Tokyo or to...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We went there for the new year ceremony. It was so crowded. We had to wait in line for an hour to be able to get inside the temple but it was worth. The temple is nice with many ume trees. I will go back...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I recently visited Yushima Tenmangu during its chrysanthemum display, and I've previously visited at plum blossom time. Both visits were really enjoyable. The chrysanthemum display is one of the best that I saw during my recent visit. There was a wide variety of different types,...More

Thank Selsy
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Temple is located on top of a small hill near the Okachimachi station (Yamanote line). Very few tourists! Make sure you visit the cherry blossom gardens with the ponds.

Thank Nelson M
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Reviewed 25 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

Thank RICHARD O
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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
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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
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

1  Thank Kasia Z
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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
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Nearby
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
...More
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