Torii (Photo: Takane Shoji)

Yushima Tenjin

Tokyo's famous shrine

Takane Shoji   - 1 min read

Built in commemoration of Sugawara no Michizane, a figure regarded as the god of scholarship, the Yushima Shrine is one of Tokyo’s representative shrines. While the shrine gets a significant amount of regular visitors, it experiences an especially high volume of visitors during the winter season when school entrance exams take place. The elaborate shrine that rests in the quiet neighborhood of Yujima is an integral cultural structure of Tokyo, so if you are in the area, it may be worth taking five minutes to walk from Yujima Station to the shrine.

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Takane Shoji

Takane Shoji @takane.shoji

Currently studying at a university in the United States, he has been an avid photographer, as well as a passionate writer with an extensive overseas experience from his residence in Singapore, Tokyo, and New York. He is excited to shed a mix of native and foreign light upon some of the hidden gem...