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27 Aug 2018
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23 Jul 2018
“Little Known Toyko Temple”
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1-4-25 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Kanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
+81 3-3251-4606
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Yushima Seido is a temple close to the train station Ochanomizu. In my opinion it is nothing special but I am only judging the looks and not the historical importance (if there is one). If you are pinched for time skip it and visit Kandy...More

Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is one of those age shrine that dots the landscape of Tokyo that if you did not know it was there you may never know that it exists. Created in the Edo Period this shrine is very well persevered and maintained. Located just a...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It's a very calm Shrine. When I was there the main Shrine was closed and I was one of the only people visiting. The all black buildings with their beautiful statues on the roofs were very impressive and beautiful. Great for a short stroll through...More

1  Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Here you will find the Shrine of Confucius, the Shrine of Shinno and the site of Shoheizaka College. It is a beautiful shrine area in the beautiful community of Yushima. There were wonderful sculptures on the day I visited.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Located very close to Ochanomizu station or Akihabara, it's very quiet place in noisy city. Enjoy the atmosphere of old and saint place. 御茶ノ水駅や秋葉原からも近いのに、突然とても静かな不思議な空間が現れます。 数々の絵馬が祈り人の想いを想起させてくれます。

Thank ST605
Reviewed 21 October 2016

we visited it just before closing and there were 2 people only. Very different from other colorful red shreins. It looks almost like black and white buildings in wild forest. feels very secluded and impressive. 5 min. walk from Kanda Myojin. closest metro station is...More

1  Thank 178alex
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Close to the Ochanomizu station and the Kanda Myojin shrine, this temple is fairly big and the yard area got us some nice photos.

1  Thank constanttraveler2014
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a very simple shrine, that offers very little to see inside it. Still, the building itself is nicely kept and it does offer a tranquil timeout from the bustling streets of Tokyo.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This location is across the street from a shrine with heavier traffic. At the heart of a park area, nestled between trees, this Shrine to Confucius is quiet, and even colored more darkly than the other bright red shrines in the area. This is definitely...More

Thank Vincent Q
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Confucianism was only important in Japan during the Edo time; in contrary to all the rest of East Asia, it has faded away completely. This is the main former Confucius temple and Confucian academy; it is now a Shinto shrine and all rituals here are...More

Thank Aethelred
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting
with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day
Japanese education. The area has kept its college town
feel with several university campuses. If you head
towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and
sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores
for students and anyone interested in literature and
the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and
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