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Yushima Seido, Bunkyo

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#46 of 525 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Explore the Confucian temple of Yushima Seido, which introduced Confucian teachings to the culture and houses what is said to be the largest statue of Confucious in the world. Take a quiet, contemplative stroll around the peaceful but unruly garden, keeping an eye out for the famous pistacia chinensis tree, which was grown from a seed taken from a tree at Confucious' grave in China in 1915. Much quieter than surrounding shrines, you can expect some meditative time to yourself here, away from the bustle and crowds of the city. To visit Yushima Seido and other attractions in Tokyo, use our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 3, 2017
    It is academic, since the Edo period. Is essentially a "school", but has now to members of the public like a shrine to pray for academic achievement in worship.
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  • July 24, 2017
    To see just the name of the Cathedral is a real thought Confucius Temple. So the origin talisman grunge exam got to see from all over
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  • July 21, 2017
    JR Ochanomizu-yushima Temple is located across the St. bridge from the water station. The Basilica is surrounded by lush greenery and urban areas does not seem so moved here Shogun tsunayoshi Confucius was on the Hill of Ueno Ninja 0/1690 (1690), has a long history. Big Dacheng Hall and in several gates in the Cathedral. At least some people, was quiet.
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  • May 29, 2017
    Great find next to Kanda Myojin! Was not expecting to see a temple dedicated to Confucius in the mist of Shinto and Buddhist shrines/temples. Very quiet area surrounded by walls and majority black color schemes.
  • June 8, 2017
    A mellow place in the middle of the chaos. I enjoyed the calm feeling and the tiny park as a short rest from the city.
  • February 11, 2017
    This was an unexpected find for me, an old Confucian temple amongst the Shinto and Buddhist sites I typically saw. There is a little garden to walk through.
  • March 21, 2017
    Very simplistic yet beautiful temple. Notice a statue of Confucius near the entrance.
  • May 22, 2016
    Old Confucian Temple, which is rare in Japan. And so is the choice of black for all walls. Unique roof decoration, too. It's a very tranquil place, probably because it's surrounded by walls, and features a small park.

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