Kameido Tenjinsha, Kameido

#23 of 2,023 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A visit to Kameido Tenjinsha during late April or early May affords vibrant and picturesque views of blooming wisteria trees. Established in 1661, the temple enshrines the ninth-century politician and scholar, Sugawara no Michizane, who is said to offer worshippers luck and good favor in exams. The focal point of the temple is its large pond in the front gardens, where you'll find around 200 wisteria trees growing on trellises bordering the pond, and have the chance to traverse traditional-looking, steep-arched bridges, lacquered in red paint. Look out for the koi carp and turtles, resident in the water, and expect busy crowds during the wisteria bloom. Use our Tokyo trip site to add Kameido Tenjinsha and other attractions to your Tokyo vacation plans.
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  • 受験生が合格できるようお参りに行く神社です。 福岡の大宰府天満宮と造りが似てました。 私も受験の時にはお参りしましたよ。 梅ヶ枝餅は売ってなかったですが名物の船橋屋のくず餅を買って帰りましょう。 It is a god of learning who goes to visit so that the examinees can pass. The structure is similar...  more »
  • Visited while roaming around Kameido. Pretty nice, but should be nicer when the wisteria are in bloom  more »

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