I enjoy getting lost in the streets of Japan. You'll never know what you'll stumble upon. And that's how we came across Yushima Seido, a Confucian temple, tucked along the streets of Yushima, Bunkyo. We came across this gem after checking off Kanda Myojin Shrine. This temple even used to be a school during the Edo period.
I love how people are mostly oblivious to this place. It's nice to be able to get a quiet moment from the bustling city after a day of wading across the seas of people. We're the only ones who made a turn in. This quiet temple felt like a resting beast, hidden amongst the greens. Stairs sprawl across the landscape, shaping and leading us to a huge temple ground that once lay across times.
This place is actually ideal for an evening walk. This place would even be great for you to sit down, and gather your thoughts because it is the quietest temple I'd ever been to. We venture a few rounds across the temple, admiring the timeless architecture dipped in tranquility.
I offer alittle prayer of respect and let the place know that we're taking our leave. We eventually bid this hidden gem goodbye, and make our way back towards Akihabara, where we succumbed ourselves to pachinko and crane games.