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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 2 days ago

The shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, a shogun of the 16th century, whose soul is enshrined here. You also find a relief showing the three apes (Don't see, don't hear, don't speak). Admission is 1300 Yen for adults. We went there in late October...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ralf T
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sammyrae6
Reviewed 15 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gideon_Lin
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandyretriever
Reviewed 13 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jolav12
Reviewed 1 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MakkD
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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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