Yushima Tenjin Plum Festival

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 weekends visitors can also enjoy a variety of entertainment including shamisen playing, bellydancing and traditional dance performances in addition to a karaoke contest and a tea stand. 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 studying.

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Date

Feb 08 2018 - Mar 08 2018

Time

08:00 - 19:30

Cost

Free

More Info

Event Website

Location

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