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Yushima Tenmangu, Bunkyo

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Pay a visit to Yushima Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Tenjin, the "kami" (spirit) of learning. Established in 458 CE in honor of the kami of strength and sports, the shrine was greatly expanded in 1355 to enshrine Tenjin, thus becoming a place of pilgrimage for scholars and thinkers. Today, prospective students arrive at the shrine to offer "ema" (wooden plaques containing prayers) in the hope that they will pass the entrance exams for the nearby university. The grounds have been dotted with "ume" (plum) trees, because Tenjin was known to be particularly fond of them. Yushima Tenmangu is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Tokyo Edition.
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  • Plum I worship at the festival season. Early in the morning was a plum tree is Nightingale perch, Peck the flowers too. Also passed the EMA of tenmangu shrine is calm once again rumors as amazing.
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  • Held on 0/1958 plum Festival is 60 times this year. This year has been held a 3/8 from 0/2017 2/8. Plum came familiar to many people from Edo "plum blossoms". Were hung, and ineffably EMA line. Foreign tourists who are taking complete and Happy Life in English, was hanging. It will be good. It took the photo.
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  • 2017/2/28, 賞梅花~算是盛開, 人潮攤販都很多, 還有人氣王....猴仔的表演, 男女老幼都適合觀賞, 攤販的甘酒~十分好喝的甜酒釀, 天冷~喝了全身暖和起來, 還有天滿宮的牛可以摸頭長智慧, 摸身體保健康, 梅季適合來此~越接近中午人潮多  more »