Yushima Tenjin

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Name in Japanese: 湯島天満宮
Area: Yushima
Address: 3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: 03-3836-0753 03-3836-0753
Access: 183 m from Yushima Station Chiyoda Line (C13)
430 m from Ueno-hirokoji Station Ginza Line (G15)
456 m from Ueno-okachimachi Station Oedo Line (E9)
Hours: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Admission: Adults: ¥500
Website: http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/ume/in...

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)