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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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  • Go ahead in February for its festival of the plum trees in bloom. The sanctuary is not very big. There are plenty of small stalls installed all around on this occasion and the site is well decorated. Plum trees are pretty, even if there are plenty of other places in Tokyo to find as beautiful. This is especially for all the little animation that arouses the festival, it is interesting to get there.
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  • 由御徒町JR站再步行十分鐘左右便到達湯島天滿宮,可能因為快要日落,沒有什麼遊客。 每年二至三月間,湯島天滿宮都會舉辦的梅花祭,吸引許多來祈求入學考試合格的學生,非常熱鬧。 天滿宮內的梅花以白梅為主,也許是先入為主吧,粗眉仔覺得空氣中有股淡淡幽香。天滿宮內大部分都是老梅樹,所以花兒不算太茂盛,但枝幹的形態十分優美。 天滿宮是本地人祈福的熱點,可見大量繪馬,賞梅其次,向學問之神菅原道真祈求學業進步考試...  more »
  • Temple Ueno walk from HONGO-Sanchome, had worked. Temple announcement play in the environment is a lively feel. Mechanical fortune and love fortune is higher than the ordinary I hate (laughs) that's
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