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We walked around Ueno and happened upon this place and are so glad we did. It's a beautiful area with lots to see and do nearby as well. There was a chrysanthemum garden (unsure of the fee). We could see flowers poking out from the...More
Toshogu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine which was beautifully decorated. Each piece of artwork are intricately made. The three famous parts of Toshogu Shrine is the Three Wise Monkeys which was there as monkeys were thought to protect horses, the Baku (Mythical Elephant) that catches...More
We were visiting Ueno Park to see the cherry blossom and found this beautiful golden shrine within the park. There was a small charge to gain entry and we were able to walk around the shrine and take photographs. A very peaceful place in the...More
While in Ueno Park for a visit to the museums in the park, stopped by the Golden Trim Shrine and glad I did. I loved the shine of the gold doors and trim, they really stand out in the photos that I took, even the...More
I visited this shrine in a half day tour of the Ueno Park. There is a charge to get in. Even though I spend just 15 minutes inside I still liked it because there are really beautiful colorful bird woodcarvings and naturally a better view...More
This is place you can keep your mind peaceful and pray.
Shrine shows you traditional Japanese shrine setting with four poster and all that come with it which you can only realise and feel once you visit this place.
So if you would like to...More
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.