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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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  • Tenjin shrines so when chrysanthemum and plum Chrysanthemum Festival also, so is recommended at this time. Exam time instead of odd number of EMA, a lot.
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  • Yushima station on the Tokyo Metro is the nearest station, I went walking from Ueno okachimachi station. Walk down the stone steps at the entrance and exit on the back of the main building. If you have the amulet and awarded another note turns out. (Will be located to the West of the main building. )
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  • Is the center that honors the God of learning, Sugawara michizane. Stamp book can be purchased at the firstfruits cost 1,500 yen. Hello Kitty stamp book is a feast 2000 yen. Stone left in the age of Giants King Sadaharu Oh's site. The letter had been written was "effort".
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