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Yushima Seido

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Yushima Seido (湯島聖堂) is a historical site located in Kanda, Tokyo. It was built by 5th Tokugawa Shogun, Tsunayoshi, in 1690 as private school. In 1797, it became the direct school of Edo Government. In 1871, the school was closed and it became the ministry of Education. Today, it is registered as a national historical site. It is still respected as the sacred place of education. Many people still visit here to pray their educational success. Most of building were lost, but Nyuutokumon gate built in 1704 is the original structure. The entire site of Yushima Seido is the same as it was used to be Edo period.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking, but restroom.
Admission: Free.
Open: 9:00 to 17:00 (16:00 in Winter)
Taishoden open on weekend and holiday.
Closed on the middle of August and New Year's days.

Access
0. at Tokyo Station.
1. use Marunouchi Line to Ochanomizu station.
2. walk south.


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Yushima Seido

Yushima Seido is a national historic site located in Kanda, Tokyo. 5th Tokugawa Shogun, Tunayoshi planed the promotion to Education and Confucianism, and built Yushima Seido in 1690. He moved the Temple of Confucius and private school from Ueno to this location. 100 years later, in 1797, it became the school directly under Tokugawa Government. It was well know as Shoheisaka Gakumonjo.

After the Meiji Restoration, it became the ministry of education and the first public library was built in this place. The tradition of Education shit to Ttsukuba University and Ochanomizu University, later.

Today, it is registered as a national historic site. Most of building were lost, but Nyuutokumon gate built in 1704 is the original structure. The entire site of Yushima Seido is the same as it was used to be Edo period.

-Taiseiden-
Temple of Confucius. Lost in Kanto Great Earthquake and reconstructed.

-Kyoudanmon gate-
Lost in Kanto Great Earthquake and reconstructed.

-Nyutokumon Gate-
Constructed in 1704.

-The statue of Confucius-

Official Web: http://www.seido.or.jp/index.html