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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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  • 2/4 visit is the flowering plum, slowly allowed to visit. Weeping ume trees in full bloom near the precinct plum flowering willingly views to smell flowers.
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  • Came more and more into the examination season. A lot of EMA was dedicated. I also remembered 40 years ago. We pray that you can demonstrate your abilities without regret.
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  • From the time of the high school entrance exam nephew visiting times wheel let me have. Was visit in mid-January this year, but was already blooming plum blossoms. Not be clean at plum visiting, this year take a look at want to visit.
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