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.
- 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)
Access / 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)