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Toshogu Shrine

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-3455
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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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Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-3455
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Ueno is an area rich in nature, museums, temples, shrines, historic structures and even a zoo!! You can totally spend all day in Ueno. Beautiful architecture... LOVE the color of this shrine - GOLD!!! Not only there are many tourists visiting this shrine but apparently...More

Thank travelercass
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Toshogu Shrine is elegantly old. We loved everything about it - from it's golden Chinese doors, to the ancient lanterns lined up along the pathway leading up to the shrine. There are memorials and other things to explore as well. The only downside to visiting...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This shrine is located in a corner of Ueno Park, and comprises one main building, relatively small but ornately decorated. For a small fee you can wander around the exterior of the building, within its private walls.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you know your Japanese history, then it is important to visit the Shrine here and also the Ueno Park with its historical content - don't know - then look up Tokugawa Ieyasu

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed strolling around this area.Ueno Park has a number of interesting sites to stroll through the Toshogu Shrine is one. A lovely garden runs along side of the path to the shrine not free to enter garden but also not expensive. Very close to...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

There are three temples/shrines in Ueno Park. about 5 minutes walking distance from each other, so it's worth to see all three.

Thank guus p
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It is a smaller version of Nikko's main shrine. It is small but pretty and very quiet away from the crowds in Ueno park.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We visited Ueno Park to see the cherry blossoms. While there, we visited this shrine with its magnificent screen carved with birds, animals and fish. It appears to have been recently restored and is gloriously colorful. It was worth the price of admission.

Thank CultureVulture60657
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The shrine is inside ueno park. They even don't let you go inside. But still they charge an admission fee so that you can see the shrine by outside. It's quite rediculous.

Thank Facility_Mgt
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Goshuin Price: 300Yen. Came here after New Year's but luckily the temple wasn't too busy. There is a pagoda as you entered into the complex with is beautiful but sadly you can't go inside. Also a beautfuly peony garden you can go look around for...More

Thank Mycenria
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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