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Yushima Seido, Bunkyo

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#47 of 1,340 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. 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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  • I stopped by. Is studying the Samurai during the Edo period. There were a lot of foreign tourists. Is a great difference between the high and low placement on the terrain. It is a facility can closely watch.
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  • After the Kanda Myojin to yushima Temple. Atmosphere is quaint so much calm, also the colors are forest, across the way, changed his mind. Confucius other IV, which enshrines the statue. Dacheng Hall exhibits the historical product of Confucius related. Culture and civilization is established here. To see the contents and only a very difficult course. Among them is the "Tai" is intriguing. Shogun tsunayoshi era, heard only the protection of pet animals had encouraged study and learned for the first time.
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  • It is totally black. Looking at the shrine, and only the luxurious red stands out among the helpful here. Near the station, so feel free to go. Amulet for prospective students or pencil is famous for, you can. Statue of Confucius is respectable, dignified. It would be nice if the cherry blossoms bloom,.
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  • Beautiful , very interesting place. This is place has a rich , fascinating history . Amazing views. Very nice, kindly personal. There you can have a great rest, learn a lot of interesting things. And also gist relationship. There are lot of amazingly beautiful trees and flowers. Recommended.
  • This temple is dedicated to Confucius and has a different look to it than most other temples. Black is the dominant colour. There are a lot of vessels with water placed around the area, which makes for interesting photo opportunities.
  • 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.
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