The shrine is located in Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, adjacent to the southwest side of Ueno Onshi Park across the road. The official name of the shrine is Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, and it is visited by many students preparing for entrance examinations because it is said to be highly beneficial for academics.
The deities enshrined at the shrine are Ameno-Tajikara-no-Mikoto and Sugawara-no-Mizane-ko who is believed to be a god of success in school, academic achievement, and good fortune.
During Hatsumode (New Year’s visit), the New Year’s Day Festival is held, attracting many visitors, and the queue is long, so please allow plenty of time. About 350,000 people visit the shrine.
From the nearest station, Tokyo Metro Yushima Station is about a 3-minute walk away. It is about a 5-minute walk from Ueno-okachimachi subway station, and about an 8-minute walk from JR Okachimachi station. Parking is available in the surrounding area, but it will be very crowded during the New Year’s holiday, so it is better to use public transportation.
|Park Address||3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
|Access (by train)||
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