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Yushima-Tenjin shrine

Yushima-Tenjin shrineYushima-Tenjin shrine are located about 0.3 km southwest of Shinobazu pond, and there is the Former Iwasaki Mansion just north of this shrine.
"Yushima-Tenjin" is a popular name, and the formal name is "Yushima-Tenmanguu".

It is said that it was founded in 458.
In 1355, Michizane Sugawara was enshrined here by petition from the people. He was a scholar of literature and a poet in the 9th century, and they have called him "the god of learning" since a long time ago.
So many students taking entrance examinations visit here from autumn to winter.

In this precincts, there are a lot of Japanese apricot trees, and they produce white blossoms from February to March.

Yushima Tenmangu official website

How to get to here

By JR

  • About 8 minutes walk from Okachimachi station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku Lines).

By subway

  • About 2 minutes walk from Yushima station (Chiyoda Line).
  • About 5 minutes walk from Ueno-Hirokoji station (Ginza Line).
  • About 5 minutes walk from Ueno-Okachimachi station (Ooedo Line).



Main entrance of Yushima-Tenjin shrine
Main shrine of Yushima-Tenjin
Japanese apricot trees in the shrine
Japanese apricot trees along a side approach of the shrine

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