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Updated: October 1, 2019
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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.
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