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Toshogu Shrine

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-3455
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Best of Edo Japan: Nikko National Park and Edo Wonderland Day Trip from Tokyo
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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
"ueno park"
in 47 reviews
"tokugawa ieyasu"
in 3 reviews
"yomeimon gate"
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"small fee"
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"admission fee"
in 2 reviews
"under renovation"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
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"taking pictures"
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"full bloom"
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"main temple"
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"national museum"
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"shrine"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to have some quiet time in Tokyo and I picked this place to take a look. It is very easy to get there, take the Yamamote line and get off Ueno station. There are a lot of directions leaving...More

Thank PaulistanaCA
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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