Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine)
Kanda Myōjin (Kanda Shrine)
Hidden behind the main streets, this little known but quite splendid Shintō shrine boasts vermillion-coloured halls surrounding a...
Dating to 1858, this multistorey exhibition centre and workshop is dedicated to this quintessentially Japanese art. In a shop/gallery on...
This Russian Orthodox cathedral is named for St Nikolai of Japan (1836-1912), who first arrived as chaplain of the Russian consulate in...
Tucked under the JR train tracks in the 2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan arcade, this quirky little place shares space with Studio Uamou and the...
Kanda Yabu Soba
A wooden wall and a small garden enclose this venerable buckwheat noodle shop. When you walk in, staff singing out the orders is one of...
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Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine) information
JR Chūō or Sōbu Lines to Ochanomizu, Hijiribashi exit) Established in 1691 and later used as a school for the sons of the powerful during the Tokugawa regime, Yushima Seidō is one of Tokyo’s few Confucian shrines. There’s a Ming dynasty bronze statue of Confucius in its black-lacquered main hall, which was rebuilt in 1935. The sculpture is visible only from 1 to 4 January and the fourth Sunday in April, but you can turn up at weekends and holidays to see the building’s interior.