Yushima Seido in Tokyo

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  • Yushima Seido Shrine Located In The Yushima Neighbourhood Of Bunkyo Tokyo

  • Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine Entrance Gate

  • Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine Entrance Gate

  • Nyutokumon Gate Yushima Seido Shrine Tokyo

  • Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine

  • Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine Kyodan Mon Gate

  • Confucius Statue In The Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine

  • Confucius Statue In The Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine

  • Crossroad Near Tokyo Yushima Seido Shrine

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Facts & Figures

Yushima Seido (Yushima Shrine) is one of a few Confucian temples in Tokyo and registered as a national historical site. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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The temple was established in 1690 as a private school and it is still considered as an sacred place of education. Many students visit this place to pray for success in their future examinations.

  • Yushima Seido
  • Opening Hours - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm – April till September
  • Opening Hours - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm – October till March
  • Admission Fee - free

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Yushima Seido's history started in 1630. On the grounds of Shinobi-ga-oka (now in Ueno Park) Hayashi Razan (well-known Confucian scholar from Kyoto, 1583-1657) founded this private Confucian temple. The whole complex was later (1690) moved to its current location by the fifth Tokugawa shogun (Tsunayoshi).


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Yushima Seido is located within the Bunkyo-ku (ward) in Tokyo.

How to get to Yushima Seido?

  • Ochanomizu Subway Station is served by Marunouchi Line
  • 5min from Ochanomizu Subway Station (Exit 2) to Yushima Seido

Sightseeing spots


Confucius statue - the largest in the world, donation from Lions Club of Taipei in 1975

Taiseiden (Confucius temple) - was rebuilt many times after earthquakes

Kyoudan-mon gate - this version was reconstructed after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923

Nyutoku-mon Gate - built in 1704 and still in its original shape

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Ume Matsuri (Feb till Mar)
The plum blossom festival goes on for 1 month and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Enjoy a tea ceremony, Tenjin drumming, good food and a great scenery within the Yushima Seido Shrine.

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