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≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

This shrine that enshrines Sugawara no Michizane is popular among students

【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 350,000 people

【Divine Favor】school success, game luck

Yushima Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine commonly called Yushima Tenjin. This shrine was originally established in 458 A.D. in order to worship Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto, one of deities appears in the Japanese myths. Later, in February 1355, the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, a historical figure, was also enshrined to venerate his extraordinary virtue as a scholar.

It is said that there is a divine favor of wish for the success in entrance examination and the game luck.


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Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)
Venue Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)
Dates December 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Note ※ There is the fortunetelling slip (Omikuji) in English
Open Hours In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
«Charm granting time»
*In parentheses ( ) are typical crowd times
【December 31st】8:30-21:00
【January 1st】0:00-21:00 (0:00-2:00, 11:00-16:00)
【January 2nd】7:00-21:00 (11:00-16:00)
【January 3rd】7:00-21:00 (13:00-16:00)
【January 4th – January 7th】7:00-20:00
Address 3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3836-0753
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