Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

Travel Guide - Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)


Yushima Tenmangu (or also called Yushima Tenjin) was established in 458.
It enshrines Sugawara Michizane, a great scholar of the 9th century, as the God of Learning.
During the spring examination season, the shrine is thronged by students praying for their success in the entrance examinations.

There are about 300 Japanese plum trees in the precincts that were planted in connection with Sugawara Michizane.
The Shaden architecture, entirely constructed with Japanese cypress in 1995, is a must-see.

Opening Hours

  • 6:00 - 22:00
  • Treasure Hall: 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Yushima Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C13)
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno-hirokoji Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G15)
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Toei Oedo Line (E09)
  • 8 minutes walk from JR Okachimachi Station
  • 8 minutes walk from Hongo-Sanchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M21)

Address / Location

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