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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ueno has so much to offer, we wandered from treasure to treasure. The Toshogu Shrine has recently been impressively restored. Take in the shrine buildings, the Karamon (Chinese style gate), Sukibei Wall built in 1650 and the 48 Copper Lanterns dedicated by daimyo or feudal...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

It located very good in Ueno park. Visiting several museums including Zoo & this shrine. I absolutely prefer the Toshogu in Nikko but this one is also good. I liked the entrance to the main temple. Liked the copper lanterns used for the special ceremonies....More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Over last few years, this place was under renovation... it is only now that I managed to see it renovated... it makes an impression.... if you are into temples and shrines -- see for yourself!

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Toshogu Shrine is UNESCO World Heritage site and was built by Shogun Tokugawa to enshrine him as God to be the peace keeping guardian in Japan. Gorgeous multi-colored carvings and gold leaf adorn the buildings. A definite must-see!

Thank Sakewino
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I would not go to this shrine in particular. If you are traveling in Ueno Park, it is nice to go by.

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Toshogu Shrine has so many interesting buildings to see. The walls are adorned with drawings of monkeys on one building, another has gold all over it and find the cat on another building. The Shrine has been wonderfully preserved and is well worth a...More

Thank Y7271ULjenniferg
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a beautiful shrine with deep meaning behind it. There a tablet which has the information about the shrine. I would recommend to read it.

Thank vdey87
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The shrine was under renovation for many years, and I could finally enter the grounds in my last visit. One can get a glimpse of the shrine from the alley, but you should really pay the fee to enter the grounds and enjoy the fantastic...More

Thank Guillaume R
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 ILoveFoodComa
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

1  Thank Arvilla F
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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