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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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  • 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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  • Had the renovate, modern impression. Nezu shrine return compared to a traditional shrine Nezu shrine, so I stopped on the way and had a modern impression premises and stairways. And just stumble during the Festival, was a very busy place. In addition to the feelings you want to go.
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  • Is dedicated to the God of learning michizane Sugawara to exam season is visited to pray for success for many prospective students. This is exactly the Chrysanthemum just before the festival starts, have already started sort chrysanthemums, was beautiful. Very famous are small, place in town is no and didn't is a mystery. That said pray for success and blessings are different, so please cling to God.
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