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Toshogu Shrine

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and...

Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and dedicated to shogun Tokugawa leyasu. A second Toshogu Shrine is located in Nikko and both were built by leyasu's grandson.

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An Interesting Shrine In Ueno Park

Located inside the Ueno Park this is one of a number of temples and shrines worthy of a visit and this is probably one of the best.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toshogu Shrine is one of the beautiful golden shrine I visited photography in Tokyo Ueno Park during the spring when the cherry blossom are in full bloom.. It take 15 to 30 min train ride from Tokyo station. There are many other famous temple in Ueno Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located inside the Ueno Park this is one of a number of temples and shrines worthy of a visit and this is probably one of the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shrine is stunning and a visit should be a must on anyone's agenda. It easily reached from Ueno Station and is easily located in Ueno park. There are a couple of things that shouldn't be missed - the shrine itself and also the anti-nuclear memorial. Its one of the shrines dedicated to the first of the Tokugawa Shoguns -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This Shrine is very beautiful with her black wood architecture contrasting with the gold decoration !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It is located inside the Ueno park. A must see place to understand the old Japanese culture and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A great start to shrines in Tokyo. Especially for beginners. I appreciated the "how to" prayer instruction. And the "how to" cleanse your hands instruction in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have traveled to Ueno park photographer the temples and the street performers around the part. The best time to go there is in the spring when the cherry blossom is blooming. ;-)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

You don't need much time to see this place, which is nice if you are walking around in Ueno Park, but I wouldn't plan a whole trip around this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This was our favorite shrine in Tokyo - located in a lovely park, near the Ueno Zoo. It features a striking pagoda and several buildings and a very moving monument for the flame of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ueno Park is full of beautiful shrines and temples. I could have spent hours here. This Shrine was just so serene walking up to it. The surrounding area of the shrine was quite amazing and very old in appearance. This was one of many in the park. You don't need to go on a tour to see this Ueno Park... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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