Yushimatenjin Shrine

Yushimatenjin Shrine

Yushimatenjin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to SUGAWARA no Michizane ( famous scholar during the Heian Period ).

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Name Yushimatenjin Shrine
"湯島天神" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-30-1, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都文京区湯島3丁目30番1号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 2-minute walk from Yushima Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3836-0753

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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