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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.