Yushima Tenjin Plum Festival

Nature, Parks & Nature, Traditional Events

*Scheduled events are canceled*

Around 300 plum blossom trees surround Yushima Tenjin Shrine and bloom white and pink for the annual plum festival. Yushima Tenjin has been known as a popular “plum spot” since the Edo times, and began holding festivals back in the 1960s. Around 80% of the trees have white flowers although there are more than a dozen varieties to be enjoyed. During the festival period visitors can also enjoy a variety of entertainment (mainly on weekends) including shamisen playing and traditional dance performances in addition to more exotic flamenco, belly dancing and even a karaoke contest. The shrine itself is devoted to the god of learning so it’s common to see many students heading there to wish for luck in their exams and studies.

Image: © y kawahara via Flickr under CC

Event Details

  • Date:

    Feb. 08, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020

  • Time:

    08:00 - 19:30

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Yushima Tenjin Shrine
    3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo, Tokyo

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