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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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  • Garden and forest, small, and I was surprised. And visit the kids, buy a headband. Decorate the room, studying hard. Just near the Chrysanthemum exhibition was prepared was very beautiful. If the tourist walking candy together helpful next and Kyu Iwasaki-Tei.
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  • There are many shrines in Japan.The people traditionally believe buddhism. simouteneously, people often go to variety of shrines in order to make a wish. Regarding this particular shrine, many Japanes...  more »
  • Visit on a weekday in September. New year's day and the examination season not the few worshippers, so could worship peacefully. Because the smaller shot, terrible. So close to Ueno ameyoko is recommended along with the side walks.
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