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2-1, Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3821-4638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this during the day, took some photos and left. The next day I again found it by accident but at night and almost didn't recognise it, beautiful! Such a difference, right next to the pond, great photo op and not too busy!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karina K
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A small but very beautiful temple. You can't miss this temple, with the lotus flowers growing in the Ueno Park, Shinobazu Pond in the foreground, and the temple in the foreground makes for a stunning picture. Walk across to the temple amd explore its beauty.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Depending on the time of day and, the activities on the local area, this temple can become very busy. It is however, a very beautiful temple with adjoining shrines. Out into a large lake, this impressive building is a stunningly beautiful focal point.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WalkingPoint
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a very nice structure in Ueno Park. It is a smaller replica of many of the other temples we had already visited in the area with a lot less tourists. If I was a Buddhist, I’d stay away from the larger temples and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 16 January 2018

A small temple, it was bright and simple, but lovely to look around. It adds to the culture and special atmosphere to the park. Quite a few people around, but not too crowded, probably due to the festivals that were on at the time, drawing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Located on a small island in the in Ueno Pond , Ueno Park .Although some people say that all temples look alike , we have found this small temple , with its colorful decor inside - to stsnd out among other temples . Small as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saul g
Reviewed 1 December 2017

If you are into temples (Buddhist) and you are int he area, this definitely is a place to visit.... I was lucky and there was a ceremony in the temple... So, the temple is "alive" around it you will find other elements related to Buddhism.......More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Designated in 1873 as the first park in Japan. It is famous for viewing cherry blossoms. Surrounding there is a zoo, art gallery, museums, and much more. There is a beautiful pond near the temple, you can ride a boat & enjoying the view. Very...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This building really stands out among the shrines and temples of Tokyo. A number of shrines look quite similar, however the geometric shape of Shinobazuike Bentendo really makes a change.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Colorful temple in the center of the Ueno lake. Perfect for a little break away from the busy streets of Tokyo. There's a lot of food stands during the Sakura Blossom festival, but it also gets really crowded in that period. The paths leading to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Filipe-kun
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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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