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Toshogu Shrine

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and...

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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One of the many sights to see within Ueno Park, Toshogu Shrine is a quite little corner on the West of the park. A visually striking and very peaceful place to be. There are... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Marc I
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Ueno Park to see the cherry blossoms. While there, we visited this shrine with its magnificent screen carved with birds, animals and fish. It appears to have been recently restored and is gloriously colorful. It was worth the price of admission.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The shrine is inside ueno park. They even don't let you go inside. But still they charge an admission fee so that you can see the shrine by outside. It's quite rediculous.

Thank Facility_Mgt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Goshuin Price: 300Yen. Came here after New Year's but luckily the temple wasn't too busy. There is a pagoda as you entered into the complex with is beautiful but sadly you can't go inside. Also a beautfuly peony garden you can go look around for a small fee (I think something like 500Yen). Would definately go again.

Thank Mycenria
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It's not that big, but its beauty is unforeseen. The Gardens around are beautiful even without every thing blossoming. The Shrine itself reflects sunlight but also without much sun it's amazing. I loved this sacred place Also: they have English translations on all signs so you can really understand what you're experiencing

1 Thank Tassie D
Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's my 3rd time here and I keep loving this place. The shrine is small and no entrance is allowed but the entire experience is worth a stop while in Ueno. The lamps in the outside, the 5-story pagoda and the garden around make it a very mystic experience for visitors of all ages. It will not take you long... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

1)The Toshugu shrine is absolutely stunning with black and contrasting gold. We went during sunset, it was spectacular.! 2)The Karamon - Chinese style gate was built in 1651. Gold foil and hand crafted flowers and birds decorate the gate. Two dragons are carved in the gate pillars on both sides of the Karamon. They are known as Noboriyu and Kudariyu... More 

1 Thank Eksar
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a huge shrine complex rebuilt (underscored) in 1636. Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined here. Among the shrine complex's many treasures are the Five-Story Pagoda, the Yomeimon Gate of the Setting Sun, and the Karamon Gate. A must-see in Ueno Park

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

One of the many sights to see within Ueno Park, Toshogu Shrine is a quite little corner on the West of the park. A visually striking and very peaceful place to be. There are placards with information situated around the shrine grounds written in Japanese and English, read them.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Toshogu Shrine is one of the beautiful golden shrine I visited photography in Tokyo Ueno Park during the spring when the cherry blossom are in full bloom.. It take 15 to 30 min train ride from Tokyo station. There are many other famous temple in Ueno Park.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Located inside the Ueno Park this is one of a number of temples and shrines worthy of a visit and this is probably one of the best.

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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