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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


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
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VR NINJA DOJO @NinjadojoVr - 2018-11-07
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2018-10-18
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2018-10-04
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Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-08-28
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AD | Lunatic @Japan @Lunaticfgc - 2018-08-08
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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🎓
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Sameer Deshmukh @v0dro - 2018-02-04
Bronze statue of Confucius at Yushima Seido. Claimed to be the world’s tallest.
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Dahlia @Dahlinguu - 2018-01-21
yushima seido in ochanomizu (tokyo) has a lot of nice vegetation that varies through the seasons.
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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
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ryoiho @ryoiho_tw - 2017-09-29
Yushima Seido. I like the tranquility. Can't get enough of it.

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MOQSEI モクセイ @moqsei - 2017-09-26
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Japan This! @JapanThis - 2017-07-29
Yushima Seidō

An Edo Period 'university' of Confucian philosophy.

Painted dark and boring, just like Confucianism… https://t.co/hyAbm6nost
Tokyo Localized @tokyolocalized - 2017-06-23
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Aldona Baronaite @baronaite404 - 2017-05-22
ASAI Chu | Main Hall of the Yushima Seido Confucian Shrine https://t.co/WrxhBfGcFu
Leen Boer @BoerLeen - 2017-04-15
Yushima Seido, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, early 21st century
In 'Ema: Tangible Prayers', @Sieboldhuis #Japan #Museum… https://t.co/4hb9MOQE3D
Aldona Baronaite @baronaite404 - 2017-03-25
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NE555 @Philips_NE555 - 2017-03-25
I recommend west side of Yushima Seido if you're Akiba freak. It's a good plase free for road parking :-)
Lita Liana @LitaLHoshina - 2017-03-05
A space continuing on from the Edo period that almost feels like a different world
Fatchur Rizal @fatchur_rizal - 2017-02-16
A space continuing on from the Edo period that almost feels like a different world
Nate Powell @NatePowell_jp - 2017-02-16
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2017-01-27
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cat lady @Marjorie_Mlr - 2017-01-22
'Yushima Seido is a popular place of supplication for students.'
Guess what just made it on my visit list


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