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Kiyomizu Kannondo

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 1-29, Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Offers History, Old Architecture and View

A smaller version of the famous Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, this structure is well worth a stop when in Ueno Park. It is one of the few buildings in the huge Kaneiji Temple complex... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the top of the hill, you can look down on this Shrine and it really pops. The view from behind with the reflection on the pond is also beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

A smaller version of the famous Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, this structure is well worth a stop when in Ueno Park. It is one of the few buildings in the huge Kaneiji Temple complex (now Ueno Park) to have survived the civil war leading to the Meiji period. The temple,dedicated to the goddess of childbearing and child-raising, also escaped WW... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The Dragon fountain at the main entrance is a very nice detail. Temple is not spectacular but certainly worth visiting if you are at Ueno park

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The temple is one of the attractions of Ueno Park. It id located on the small hill, so the view is beautiful especially by shaped wheel bonzai tree.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I was crossing Ueno Park, from train station to the National Museum, when I came accross this lovely small shrine.

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

to get here you have to pass through the alley of shops selling lots of interesting stuff.located on a hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a serene a nice temple. However the placement in a park full of temples kind of gives this an amusement park feel as it is not in its original location. There is very little guidance or instruction so either bring materials with you or research before coming

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We found this little shrine within the Ueno Park complex area. An old well preserved Japanese shrine with a beautiful structure. Mostly visited by locals and not crowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

The front of the temple does not look so good but the other sides are fantastic. Boasting some of the most spectacular autumn foliage in Ueno Park, it is definitely one of my favorite. It is nearby Saigo Takamori's Statue though.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Given the other temples and shrines in Ueno park this was something of a dissapointment - whilst the signs reminding visitors to show respect are promising once you enter it all falls down. Visitors are kept well back from the shrine itself by a counter running the entire width of the place the is stacked to the gills with merchandise.... More 

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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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