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)
- 183 m from Yushima Station
- 430 m from Ueno-hirokoji Station
- 456 m from Ueno-okachimachi Station