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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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  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“peony garden” (6 reviews)
“gold leaf” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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"stone lanterns"
in 8 reviews
"peony garden"
in 6 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 5 reviews
"chinese style"
in 4 reviews
"tokugawa ieyasu"
in 4 reviews
"ueno park"
in 50 reviews
"yomeimon gate"
in 2 reviews
"yen entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"small fee"
in 2 reviews
"under renovation"
in 2 reviews
"edo period"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful place"
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"great pictures"
in 2 reviews
"main building"
in 3 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 2 reviews
"full bloom"
in 2 reviews
"japanese history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Shrine built to honour a warlord who unified Japan. This shrine is a great example of shinto architecture in the EDO period. We admired the Karamon or Chinese gate and the main building or Honden. Access is through a big White Tori followed by many...More

Thank roboesGistel
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

As far as Japanese shrines go, this shrine was rather dull and frankly a bit disappointing after walking ten minutes through Ueno park to reach it. Although you aren't allowed inside the shrine itself, you can see the shrine from outside for free, and pay...More

Thank Vedaant K
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Located inside Ueno park, this is an unassuming shrine to visitors like me. Just a typical shrine in Japan. According to websites, it was built and dedicated in 1627 in memory of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The Tokugawa Shogunate formed the basis...More

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Shrine from year 1651. We liked it very much. Quiet place. Free ouside the wall. Admission fee to get between wall and shrine. The access inside the shrine is closed to public.

Thank Adrian R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My kids loved visiting here while we were in Uenokoen. Peaceful shrine where they can experience ringing the bell, and exploring.

Thank Aubrey F
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Built in 1627 AD, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to the memory of Tokugawa Ieyasu and features a golden Chinese style Karamon gate, the Sukibei wall which surrounds the shrine and the Peony Garden as well as the main shrine building. The use of gold...More

Thank SurfingWild
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My guide book said this was a building from the Edo era, and nothing on site contradicted this. Very cool building with golden details and the instructions for prayer in English. Also in Ueno Park, with lots of cool places nearby.

Thank Anders L
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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
...More
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