Yushima Tenmangu, Bunkyo

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#30 of 1,334 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. Arrange to visit Yushima Tenmangu and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo holiday planner .
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  • Specializing in academic achievement for Tenjin-SAMA, is a shrine. Located in urban environment also DW is entirely concrete, power spot is famous, especially before the examination of congestion is considerable indeed. Subway Chiyoda line yushima station field is preferred.
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  • I visited for the first time. The Festival will was doing some event, but should not, it was crowded. But it and other little atmosphere differences interesting.
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  • You will need to climb a hill before the day of the palace, and you can practice your strength and your feet, or when you are practicing. And, there are cows can touch Oh ~ also has a beautiful imperial and Imperial Zhu Yin (character).
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