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Updated: October 1, 2019

The Mausoleum of Confucius at Yushima 史跡 湯島聖堂

1-4-25 Yushima, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

A temple dedicated to Confucian thought, with a massive statue of the great philosopher

Yushima Seido Temple, also known as The Mausoleum of Confucius at Yushima, is a temple dedicated to Confucius. Built in 1690, the temple is located in the peaceful neighborhood of Yushima, not far from Akihabara. A center of Confucian thought, it also served as a training school for Tokugawa officials during the Edo period (1603-1867).



The temple was the birthplace of the Tokyo Normal School (now Tsukuba University) and Tokyo Women's Normal School (now Ochanomizu University) and heavily influenced the Japanese school system. Because of its focus on education, Yushima Seido is popular with students, who come to pray for good luck and success in school, especially during school entrance exam time. The temple's treasure room contains a fascinating collection of paintings, statues, and artifacts.

How to Get There

  • Ochanomizu StationJR LineMarunouchi Line5 min on foot
  • Shin-ochanomizu StationChiyoda Line5 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:00
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days: New Year's holidays
    *Closed for a few days in summer

Price

Cash

Varies per establishment

Facility Info

  • Non-smoking areas
  • Accessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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