Yushima Tenmangu, Bunkyo

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#24 of 525 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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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  • August 14, 2017
    With plenty of worshippers crowded in the exam season, but when it's hot in the summer and had to. On the sidelines of the meeting in the nearby is the shrine after a long time. So if larger precincts are 30 minutes and rest up in the tour. Because it is close to the subway station, climb slopes, stairs, hot in summer.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Pray for success of the household God for prospective students. Worshippers are students. Exam season is crowded, but you can visit slowly during this period.
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  • July 30, 2017
    ⛩ is famous, especially on the new year's holidays declined to exam students will come to you. February ume Festival the Autumn Chrysanthemum Festival is a big event, the Festival is popular. Around the shrine, some hills and stairs. Restaurants has increased, so have fun stroll through the area. A little look at the foot, Beausoleil, Ueno and okachimachi.
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