Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine)

sights / Religious

Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine) information

Tokyo , Japan
Street 1-4-25 Yushima
Extras Bunkyō-ku
Getting there
train JR Chūō or Sōbu Lines to Ochanomizu, Hijiribashi exit
admission free
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Apr-Sep, 9.30am-4pm Oct-Mar
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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.