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Yushima Seido

Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: 1-4-25 Yushima, Bunkyo 113-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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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... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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875 reviews
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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
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107 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 S T
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 Ochanomizu Station. When you walk from the station you cross the river and view is... More 

Thank 178alex
Helsinki, Finland
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193 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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.

Thank constanttraveler2014
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2,697 reviews
2,273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,089 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 a place to meditate and think peacefully. The large bins collecting water carry a... More 

Thank Vincent Q
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 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 Shinto. And it is not considered an especially strong shrine in its specific area (luck... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Yushima Seido is a beautiful, peaceful spot in the heart of Tokyo, a short walk from the Ochanomizu Japan Rail station. Highly recommended, it only takes a short time to visit.

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875 reviews
668 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This a large temple complex that deserves a walk around but disappointing because there isn't any English signage to help you understand the history or the doctrine. A large sculpture of Confucius dominates the lower level ... this unfortunately close to a smoking area and hang out area for a few down & outs. Best of all was the most... More 

Thank elsiek
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I am fond of this shrine, because it stands less than a block from where I live in Tokyo during my long stays in the city. Every day I walk through its quiet grounds on my way to Ueno Park or the metro. Sometimes, I come across a wedding in progress or a festival that entices me to stay. For... More 

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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 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.
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