Yushima Tenjin

Shinto Shrine in Ueno & Yanesen

In the 14th century, the spirit of a renowned scholar was enshrined here, leading to the shrine's current popularity: it receives countless students who come to pray for academic success, especially during school-entrance-exam season. It's an attractive shrine that's famous for its display of ume (plum) blossoms in February and March.

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