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Not a great addition to Ueno Park

We found many smaller and more interesting additions that make Ueno park a fabulous place to take a... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Daniel A
Beijing, China
If you're in the area.....

When you are wandering this area there is so much to see. In isolation I wouldn't have made a trip... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 Feb 2018
“Not a great addition to Ueno Park”
21 Jan 2018
“If you're in the area.....”
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We found many smaller and more interesting additions that make Ueno park a fabulous place to take a stroll even in chilly weather. However, we didn’t stay very long here. I’m sure it has a lot of history and I’ll read about it more when...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 21 January 2018

When you are wandering this area there is so much to see. In isolation I wouldn't have made a trip just to see this, but coming across it on our travels was great. A relic with a lot of history attached. The nearby totem pole...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Anther nice point to look at while strolling in Ueno park (see separate review). Also , don't miss looking at the Totem Pole , the Statue of Prince Komatsu Akihito , and Shinobazunoike Bentendo (in the Shinobazuno pond) .

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saul g
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The face of Buddha is all that is left of the great statue tha was once in the area. I was told that the body was melted down for the metal to be used in the war. It is nice to spend a few minutes...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TallyHoNow
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Though all that remains of the seated great Buddha statue that formerly stood here is the head, I found the bronze piece to be worth seeing because of its history. I have visited Ueno Park, where it is located, for decades but never knew about...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Its not the highlight of Ueno park but worth to visit, its in the middle of the Park and easy to find.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not too impressive, it is located in the Ueno Park. But like Southeastern or Tibet temple instead. I felt award saw in Tokyo, Japan. Do not like it at all!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Janis Y
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only the face of the Buddha remains at this site, part of the Kanei-ji Temple complex. The Great Buddha was destroyed in the great Kanto earthquake of 1923. Worth a visit on your tour of Ueno Park

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank warren D
Reviewed 27 December 2016

When you enter you may hear a sound of a large gong sound that will be someone of that Buddha faith ready to enter and worship. You can also purchase gifts there too.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank JJO2
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Not far away from Ueno Zoo the partial remainder of a Buddha head is a reminder of Japan's Buddhist heritage. A small attraction to visit whilst in Ueno Park.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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
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