The best plum blossom and chrysanthemum festivals in Tokyo
I like the Yushima shrine because it’s beautiful, and hosts some of the most stunning seasonal festivals in all of Tokyo.
Know anyone who’s trying to pass their entrance exams? Buy an ema here and wish for their success! The kami-sama at Yushima Tenjin are known for smiling upon students who beg them for good results.
In the fall, don’t miss the chrysanthemum festival, where the exhibits never fail to wow and entertain.
As we leave, look to the left near the foot of the steps leading from Yushima shrine to the train station: there’s a garden that’s actually a musical instrument.
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Nearby destinations: Akihabara, Koraku-en Garden, Nezu Shrine, Rikugi-en
Jonelle Patrick writes mysteries set in Tokyo. The fourth one is just out in paperback…