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. Arrange to visit Yushima Tenmangu and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo holiday planner .
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  • Can come in a 10-minute walk from okachimachi station, recourse for prospective students, many students visit, I immediately start blooming plum trees and look forward to also go to a shrine
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  • Ahead of my son's high school entrance exam, went to pray for success in the couple. Came back, wonder and sense of security to many people seeking charm and EMA.
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  • Stood in a great line. Praying is like many people who we come from far away. It truly is the yushima Tenjin. There are many stalls, nostalgic taste too good.
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