Yushima Tenman-gū (湯島天満宮) is a Shinto shrine located in the Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, Japan.
It was so beautiful! Lots of people come here to pass an exam. Best time to visit when the Ume blossoms. I came here when the Ume Matsuri took place, there were a lot of tourists and locals. They also sale some interesting drinks and food like 合格甘酒. Not really far from Ueno Park also.
Come here if you want to pass an exam! This shrine is small and located on the hilly side. It was a little bit exhausting to walk there from the train station, but it was worth it once you see the beautiful shrine. There's a drink vending machine outside too.
Small, but beautiful shrine conveniently located on the Toei-Oedo line, probably a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest station. I visited in mid-February, during the peak of the plum blossom season, and I was not disappointed! I went during the early morning on a Friday, so crowding was not an issue! The shrine is home to Tenjin, Kami of learning and education, along with Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto, Kami who is a Kami associated with strength and sports. If you have an upcoming test, are awaiting acceptance into a school, or have something sports-related coming up, you should stop by, make an offering and a prayer!
Really interesting temple in the midst of Ueno. It's quite crowded with tourists, including whole classes of students. It's worthwhile stopping for a look, however!
Shrine of Learning.