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Yushima Tenmangu

3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3836-0753
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Plum blossoms and Taiko drums

We went to see the plum blossoms and were surprised to see there was a festival in progress. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arianna E
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New Year Ceremony in Yushima.

We went there for the new year ceremony. It was so crowded. We had to wait in line for an hour to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
natchatokyo
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to see the plum blossoms and were surprised to see there was a festival in progress. I think we were a few days earlier for the blossoms since only half the ume trees had bloomed however the ones that had were lovely. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank natchatokyo
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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Reviewed 2 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

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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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