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Toshogu Shrine

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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 11 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank sammyrae6
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Good trip, with JRPass you are in Nikko in 1 hour. You can take the bus to the shrine directly from station. The temple and the shrine is nice, probably the best in Tokyo.

Thank ajuada
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Thank Gideon_Lin
Reviewed 4 August 2018

BEAUTIFUL Shinto shrine. Important culture site. Educational with the right guide. Well worth a visit.

Thank Localmo
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Thank Sandyretriever
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The shrine is beautifully decorated, so definitely worth a visit when you’re in the area. It’s very close to the National Museum.

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

Thank MakkD
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a peace full area to relax and to enjoy nature, you not only have this park but also a oldest zoo Japan & later on you can do shopping in Ameyoko area.

Thank Luc W
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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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