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...
Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine) information
Lonely Planet review
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.