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Yushima Seido, Bunkyo

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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. Yushima Seido is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tokyo Edition.
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  • Suidobashi-station or Metro Marunouchi line Ochanomizu-named after both Church of Byzantine style architecture "Japan of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church of resurrection Cathedral (Nicolai-do)" in the countries designated in the yushima Shrine had become the Edo Bakufu Government, in a national historic site located on the north side of the station, and on the South side, As a bridge between the two poles of Japan and Western culture St. bridge. Yushima Temple is now a historic site is a Confucian temple was built by the Tokugawa Shogun Tokugawa tsunayoshi, and later became the University of the shogunate Government.
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  • Tea-a short walk from the station. Is surrounded by the earthen wall. Get inside and lined with trees, was awash in green. And pass through the Black Gate of virtue worthy in situated the Dacheng Hall. Rebuilt from virtue gate was built in the early 18th century in, otherwise, it is destroyed in the great Kanto earthquake and the Showa era is a thing. Many urban yet green feeling no space.
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very simplistic yet beautiful temple. Notice a statue of Confucius near the entrance.
  • 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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