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Toshogu Shrine

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and...

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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Well worth a walk around

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
Orange, Australia
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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the zoo.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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 a small fee (I think something like 500Yen). Would definately go again.

Thank Mycenria
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It's not that big, but its beauty is unforeseen. The Gardens around are beautiful even without every thing blossoming. The Shrine itself reflects sunlight but also without much sun it's amazing. I loved this sacred place Also: they have English translations on all signs so you can really understand what you're experiencing

1 Thank Tassie D
Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It's my 3rd time here and I keep loving this place. The shrine is small and no entrance is allowed but the entire experience is worth a stop while in Ueno. The lamps in the outside, the 5-story pagoda and the garden around make it a very mystic experience for visitors of all ages. It will not take you long... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

1)The Toshugu shrine is absolutely stunning with black and contrasting gold. We went during sunset, it was spectacular.! 2)The Karamon - Chinese style gate was built in 1651. Gold foil and hand crafted flowers and birds decorate the gate. Two dragons are carved in the gate pillars on both sides of the Karamon. They are known as Noboriyu and Kudariyu... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a huge shrine complex rebuilt (underscored) in 1636. Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined here. Among the shrine complex's many treasures are the Five-Story Pagoda, the Yomeimon Gate of the Setting Sun, and the Karamon Gate. A must-see in Ueno Park

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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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