|Related Events:||The 40th Yushima Tenjin Chrysanthemum Festival
Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival
|Name in Japanese:||湯島天満宮|
|Address:||3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo [map]|
183 m from Yushima Station
430 m from Ueno-hirokoji Station
456 m from Ueno-okachimachi Station
|Hours:||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
Established in the year 458, Yushima Tenmangu (also known as Yushima Tenjin) enshrines poet and scholar Sugawara no Michizane – recognized in death as a god of learning. The shrine grounds are home to approximately 300 plum trees. Entirely reconstructed from Japanese Cypress in 1995, the shaden (shrine main hall) is a fine example of Shinto architecture.
Entry to the grounds is free, but if you want to see inside the treasure house, there is a fee of ¥500. The grounds are open from 6am until 8pm while the treasure house is open from 9am until 5pm.
Access: 2-minute walk from Yushima Station(C13), 10-minute walk from Hongo-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi or Toei Oedo Line)