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Yushima Seido

Travel Guide - Yushima Seido


Yushima Seido dates back to a private school started by Hayashi Razan at Ueno Shinobugaoka in 1630. Then the school was moved to Yushima by the 5th Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi in 1690, and a school called "Shoheizaka gakumonjo" was opened in the premises in 1797. It was a Cheng-Zhu school run by the Tokugawa Shogunate. The Yushima Seido's existing Taisei-den Hall (Temple of Confucius), having characteristics of Chinese-style architecture, was reconstructed in 1935 after once destroyed by the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 – 17:00 (January – Sepember)
  • 9:30 – 16:00 (October – March)
  • Taisei-den Hall: 10:00 – 17:00 (January – Sepember. Only on weekends and national holidays.)
  • Taisei-den Hall: 10:00 – 16:00 (October – March. Only on weekends and national holidays.)


  • August 13 – 17
  • December 29 – 31
  • Taisei-den Hall: Monday - Friday (Except for national holidays)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Taisei-den Hall: 200 yen (General, Adult)
  • Taisei-den Hall: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 2 minutes walk from JR Ochanomizu Station
  • 2 minutes walk from Ochanomizu Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M20)
  • 2 minutes walk from Shin-Ochanomizu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C12)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-4-25, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0034


Tokyo Cheapo @TokyoCheapo - 2020-10-30
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OmakaseTour @OmakaseTour - 2020-07-06
Yushima Seido, near Ochanomizu is a Confucian temple that dates back to the Edo Period. It is slightly overgrown an… https://t.co/Dtwc1mCiO3
Hide-♪ @Ewf90355730 - 2020-03-22
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Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2020-03-18
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Trending @buzten10 - 2020-02-03
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2020-02-02
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2020-02-02
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かすっち (ルビ:kastelpls) @highimpactsex - 2019-12-25
not too far is Yushima Seido, a confucian place of worship that became a complex including a school for girls
it’s… https://t.co/3fpE0fMFHi
Dj Wiz NZ @djwiznz - 2019-11-08
Exploring the vibes in Akihabara Electric Town, in the heart of Tokyo Japan. Visiting the sweet potato retro store,… https://t.co/VDkUOveIf5
Shiran @traveller17 - 2019-10-01
Yushima Seido Shrine Pouring Water in to Copper Vessel https://t.co/XJphySbcF2 via @YouTube
vino@TOEIC990 @vinoNCCEnglish1 - 2019-05-06
I suddenly had it in my head that I paid a visit to worship “Kandamyoujinn(神田明神)、Yushima-seido(湯島聖堂) and Kan-eiji t… https://t.co/mXHuvhfC8h
Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2019-02-01
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2018-12-16
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Rohan Gillett @TokyoInPics - 2018-12-13
Ema (絵馬), in Japan, are wooden plaques found at temples & shrines. Write a wish on them and put them on a rack. T… https://t.co/kk1o6rAcv5
VR NINJA DOJO @NinjadojoVr - 2018-11-07
The other day's promotion video was taken at the shopping district of Yushima Seido and Kanda west entrance!
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2018-10-18
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2018-10-04
#PhotoOfTheDay : Shot in #Tokyo. Came to the Yushima Seido which was a Confucian temple long with the Shogunate-run… https://t.co/7U3woBcOfZ
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-08-28
A #Japan Photo per Day - Yushima Seido https://t.co/8DPGg8nMLO https://t.co/PLdtzNRQs6
AD | Lunatic @Japan @Lunaticfgc - 2018-08-08
I wanted to visit yushima seido shrine today, but it was closed because of bad weather. Now on my way to Shinjuku f… https://t.co/JCwyr99JjP
Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2018-04-13
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JOUR10 @JOUR10_vmd - 2018-02-11
湯島堂🇯🇵Yushima Seido used to be a school in the edo period🎓
#tokyi#sightseeing #edo#edoperiod #tokugawa #mensstyle… https://t.co/MARhHU6NQs
Sameer Deshmukh @v0dro - 2018-02-04
Bronze statue of Confucius at Yushima Seido. Claimed to be the world’s tallest.
#japanese #tokyo… https://t.co/PG66k5Bh9N
Dahlia @Dahlinguu - 2018-01-21
yushima seido in ochanomizu (tokyo) has a lot of nice vegetation that varies through the seasons.
these were poppin… https://t.co/UzjmsjjNcW
Ukiyo-e Bot @UkiyoeBot - 2017-12-10
Kobayashi Kiyochika: View of the Former Seido (Confucian Temple), Yushima — 湯島元聖堂之景, Not set https://t.co/dnAWzy0AQc https://t.co/5UqLXjn3bc
JapanVisitor @JapanVisitor - 2017-12-04
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JapanVisitor @JapanVisitor - 2017-12-04
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Edika 🇯🇵🍎🇫🇷🌸🍜 @figeac1 - 2017-11-24
Yushima Seido
Strange feelings when I was 😥 https://t.co/orpXTUaLWe
John DeJesus @JER3M1AH - 2017-10-06
Tokyo National Museum (TNM) began in 1872 with an exposition held at the Yushima Seido Confucian… https://t.co/TzYym5JWmZ


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