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Toshogu Shrine

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3822-3455

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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A small old shrine.

A small old shrine with history and a lovely garden. You can walk around the outside and the rows and rows of stupas are interesting and great for photography.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Irvine, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Andrew R
Highland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Erica D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Eltham6
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum doesn't open until 9:30, so we walked around Ueno Park and killed some time here. It was not busy at all. As shrines go, it's average, it has one or two interesting statues and people are offering incense. You can kill maybe 15 minutes here, maybe more if you are a ishidoro (stone lantern) aficionado.

Thank Rachel N
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A small old shrine with history and a lovely garden. You can walk around the outside and the rows and rows of stupas are interesting and great for photography.

Thank tuitai
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is great! The Japanese stone lanterns are amazing! So many of them! Many are 800 years old or more! Lots of people and lots of great Japanese culture!

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We wanted to see the pagoda but found that we would have to pay admission to the zoo to see it, so started looking for another way to get a view of it. We discovered the walkway to this little shrine, where we were able to get a view of most of the shrine. We then explored the shrine itself,... More 

Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

In Ueno Park, there is so much to see and to do. We found the Toshogu shrine area and fell in love with the small shrine, the stone lanterns and the nearby Peony flower garden area. We love peony flowers and have a few in the USA, but never have I seen so many stunning and colorful peony's in full... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

inside ueno park you will find this attraction, but there are certain area must pay for 500 yen, beside that its free to take picture

Thank YUFEC11
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a picturesque shrine to visit that celebrates the first shogunate of Japan between 1600 and mid 1800s. It is set in central Ueno park so quite hard to miss. You only need about 10 minutes here.

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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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