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Yushima Tenjin Shrine

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1: to see plum blossoms (limited season only)

Shrine that is famous for plum trees

If you visit Yushima Tenjin Shrine, you can see about 300 plum trees in the shrine grounds.

This Shinto shrine is recognized as one of the best places to see plum blossoms in Tokyo. The high season is late winter to early winter. "Plum Festival" is held from early February to early March. You can see plum blossoms all around this shrine including two plum gardens. In particular, the collaboration of plum blossoms and the Main Hall is wonderful.

Also, this shrine has the monument of "Effort" by Mr. Sadaharu Oh (1940-Present) who is a baseball superstar, the monument of the birthplace of storytelling on stage, and the copper Main Torii Gate.

This shrine enshrines Amenotadikarawo-no-Mikoto, and Michizane Sugawara (845-903), the god of learning. Along with Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto City and Yabo Tenjin Shrine in Kunitachi City, it is recognized as one of three major Tenjin Shrines of Edo (Tokyo), while there are various views. Its official name is Yushima Tenmangu Shrine.

It has a history since 458. It is a small shrine at commercial area in Yushima, Bunkyo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Yushima Station.

Event Information

"Hatsu Tenjin (Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch exchange))"
January 25, 2018 (Thursday)

"The 61th Bunkyo Plum Festival"
from February 8, 2018 (Thursday) to March 8, 2018 (Thursday)

Finished Event Information

"Grand Festival"
from May 23, 2015 (Saturday) to May 25, 2015 (Monday)

June 30, 2015 (Tuesday)

"Special Exhibition at Yushima Tenjin Museum: A Master of Tea Ceremony -Oribe Furuta-"
from August 8, 2015 (Saturday) to September 20, 2015 (Sunday)
*During this special exhibition, Collections of Yushima Tenjin are not displayed.

"Shichi-Go-San Festival"
November 15, 2015 (Sunday)

"The 37th Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival"
from November 1, 2015 (Sunday) to November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Osame-Tenjin Festival"
December 25, 2015 (Friday)

"Toshinoichi (Year-end Fair)"
December 26, 2015 (Saturday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2015 (Thursday)

"Joyasai (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2015 (Thursday)

January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Seijin-Sai (Coming of Age Festival)"
January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 38th Hono Shodoten (Dedication Calligraphy Exhibition)"
from January 20, 2016 (Wednesday) to January 24, 2016 (Sunday)

"Hatsu Tenjin (Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch exchange))"
January 25, 2016 (Monday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)

"The 59th Bunkyo Plum Festival"
from February 8, 2016 (Monday) to March 8, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Tea Ceremony by Urasenke"
April 15, 2016 (Friday)

"Grand Festival"
from May 25, 2016 (Wednesday) to May 29, 2016 (Sunday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

"Japan Umeshu Festa in Tokyo 2016"
from October 7, 2016 (Friday) to October 10, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 38th Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival"
from November 1, 2016 (Tuesday) to November 23, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Niinamesai (Harvest Ceremony)"
November 25, 2016 (Friday)

"Osame-Tenjin Festival"
December 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"Toshinoichi (Year-end Fair)"
December 26, 2016 (Monday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2016 (Saturday)

"Joyasai (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2016 (Saturday)

January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Seijin-Sai (Coming of Age Festival)"
January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Hatsu Tenjin (Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch exchange))"
January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2017 (Friday)

"The 60th Bunkyo Plum Festival"
from February 8, 2017 (Wednesday) to March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Randoseru (Schoolchild's Satchel) Oharaishiki (Purification Ceremony)"
March 20, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday) and March 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony by Urasenke"
April 14, 2017 (Friday)

"Grand Festival"
from May 25, 2017 (Thursday) to May 28, 2017 (Sunday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
June 30, 2017 (Friday)

"Kimodameshi (Test of Courage) Festival"
August 27, 2017 (Sunday)

September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Japan Umeshu Festa in Tokyo 2017"
from October 6, 2017 (Friday) to October 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 39th Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival"
from November 1, 2017 (Wednesday) to November 23, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Osame-Tenjin Festival"
December 25, 2017 (Monday)

"Toshinoichi (Year-end Fair)"
December 26, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

"Joyasai (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

"Hatsumoude・Gantan Sai (New Year's Day Ceremony)"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 6:00 to 20:00.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

It takes 2 minutes from Yushima Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Yushima Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)
◎ Ueno-Hirokoji Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
◎ Ueno-Okachimachi Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
◎ Okachimachi Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
◎ Naka-Okachimachi Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)
◎ Hongo 3-Chome Station (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line)
○ Ueno Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Others)
○ Ueno Station (Keisei: Keisei Main Line)
○ Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hibiya Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Yushima Tenjin Shrine

Name in Roman Letters
Yushima Tenjin
Yushima Tenmangu

Name in Japanese

3-30-1, Yushima, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, 113-0034, Japan

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