Yushima Seido is one of only a handful of shrines in Japan that are dedicated to Confucius. Located in Tokyo's Kanda district, the complex used to be a leading center of Confucian studies during the Edo Period. The shrine buildings are covered in black lacquer, making for a unique, striking appearance. The grounds are open everyday and feature a bronze statue of Confucius. The interior of the main hall, however, is only open on weekends and holidays.