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Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Travel Guide - Ueno Toshogu Shrine


Ueno Toshogu Shrine was built in 1627, dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The stone Myoujin Otorii (grand shrine gate) stands at the entrance, and the approach to the shrine is lined with 95 stone lanterns (including one of Japan’s three largest stone lanterns) and 195 copper lanterns that were donated by Daimyo feudal lords across the country. The Kara-mon gate, Haiden and Hondo buildings are all desgnated as Important Cultural Properties. The grounds also boast the Botan-en peony garden, and Botan Matsuri (peony festivals) are held in spring and winter.
The five storied pagoda near the shrine was donated by chief vassal Doi Toshikatsu in 1639 to commemorate the construction of the Ueno Tosho-gu Shrine. The pagoda was later made to belong to Kanei-ji Temple by the Meiji government's "separation of Buddhism and Shintoism" policy.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – Sunset
  • Botan-en peony garden: 9:00 - 17:00 (mid-April - mid-May)
  • Botan-en peony garden: 9:00 - 16:30 (January 1 - mid-February)


  • No closing days
  • Botan-en peony garden: mid-May - December, mid-February - mid-April

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Shaden hall: 500 yen (General, Adult); 200 yen (Child)
  • Botan-en peony garden: 600 yen (General, Adult); Admisson Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)
  • 5 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 9-88, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007


IGR @G_Rexuk - 2018-11-14
Toshogu Shrine / lanterns
Alongside the approach to the C17 Toshogu Shrine (Shinto) in Ueno Park
#architecture… https://t.co/TKSh6b2z6S
Loxy Japan bun 🇯🇵 @LoxyBunny - 2018-10-30
Visiting Ueno Park and Toshogu shrine ⛩ https://t.co/D0v1hPLgYp
Loxy 🔜 🗾 🇯🇵 @LoxyBunny - 2018-10-30
Visiting Ueno Park and Toshogu shrine ⛩ https://t.co/D0v1hPLgYp
Jae Liew @JaeLiew - 2018-10-19
My nonsense side strikes again.

I finally found something bigger than my face!!! I visited the Dahlia and Peony ga… https://t.co/gJB2WHQQbO
TokyoUrbanAdventures @TokyoUrbanAdv - 2018-10-17
It’s Dahlia’s season in Japan! You can appreciate these beautiful flowers at Ueno Toshogu Shrine, at Ueno Park, unt… https://t.co/GVqbrA0l2f
駿河昌樹 @SURUGAmasaki - 2018-10-13
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Evening glow in Spring, Ueno Toshogu Shrine,1948
Woodblock https://t.co/2Pud9ZiEz4
Yuuuuki @yukirin_dao2 - 2018-10-11
Ueno Toshogu Shrine the other day!
Recently Momoyama style is my boom.
This gorgeous architectural building is fun… https://t.co/X6aXVcHAIx
Tomo Kinutani @diopside77 - 2018-10-08
The Ueno Toshogu Shrine at Ueno Park #tokyo https://t.co/afdjKkneyM
Pedroluiz Ibarra @pegadoyconzeta - 2018-09-15
Just posted a photo @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/3x8ZWiOe7p
Pedroluiz Ibarra @pegadoyconzeta - 2018-09-15
Just posted a photo @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/wLV5rkjbZ4
Aoiki junkie @09.04 神奈川県民ホール 大ホール @ino_en_blue - 2018-09-08
Today was Ueno !! We went to the Toshogu shrine (Tokugawa Ieyasu's sanctuary, please !!) https://t.co/fhR5M9V6Gs
Caitlin Connolly @New2KoreanD2021 - 2018-09-07
Bringing back memories of Japan #throwbackthursday #tbt #shrines #shrinesintokyo #uenotoshogushrine @ Ueno Toshogu… https://t.co/qoQxtANvU7
Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2018-09-06
Backyard beauty #toshogushrine #uenopark #tokyo #japan @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/kYt6wk7KAC
Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2018-09-06
Copper lantern alley #toshogushrine #uenopark #tokyo #japan @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/t8yU8iuTz3
Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2018-09-06
Down the carving shows animals living on the water, up the carving shows animals living in the air plus #spiders 🕸🕷… https://t.co/Gj9zaJo5J7
Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2018-09-06
Pure Gold #toshogushrine #uenopark #taitoku #tokyo #japan @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/2xhpkqlbZz
Gaelyn Hite @gaelynwrites - 2018-09-02
Wandered around Ueno Park and visited the Toshogu Shrine. @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/e3s8E4OOBJ
Nick in Nippon 🇯🇵 @NickLayland88 - 2018-08-08
Walkway up to Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/XRQc226ptI
Lauren @wrought_thought - 2018-07-29
@charmwitch Ueno has SO MUCH to see. I was there in December so I missed out on the pretty foliage, unfortunately.… https://t.co/z9JfLryYWg
Mega Travel Tips @megatraveltips - 2018-06-11
Ueno Toshogu Shrine - Shinto shrine built in… https://t.co/HrciyBohr0
Jessica✨ @ddungsica - 2018-05-07
someone’s wish at the ueno toshogu shrine https://t.co/UC7Iy7YKl1
old zen barrier @old_zen_barrier - 2018-04-09
Cherry blossoms at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno, by Kasamatsu Shiro (1930). https://t.co/UdczjGgn1m
Humpty Dumpty @h_dumpty - 2018-04-08
Pagoda in Ueno Toshogu Shrine Photo by Humpty Dumpty — National Geographic Your Shot — @NatGeoPhotos #YourShot https://t.co/M6iwI7Pv5L
Japan Wireless @JapanWireless - 2018-03-29
One of most underrated tourist spots in Tokyo!
Don't miss the golden shrine in Ueno Park! 😌⛩✨
#Ueno #Shrine
Julie @juliexjapan - 2018-03-25
Sakura + Toshogu Shrine at Ueno Park! 🌸💕 Hope everyone had a good weekend... 😍 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/U9oHwiCvpF
真緒りん (Maorin) @maorin789 - 2018-03-24
@yumedono33 Just visited to Ueno Toshogu shrine.
Yoiku @ 🇯🇵!! @Joikhu - 2018-03-18
Yesterday was nice and sunny, so I had a cleaning&laundry day.
Today I went to Ueno Zoological gardens and visited… https://t.co/I4LEVCvO40
indah nuria savitri @indahnuria - 2018-03-14
The golden door at Ueno Toshogu Shrine 😇
Continuing my #transitsaga in #japan 😇😇. Merci ya… https://t.co/1mlM8FMIQL
Oliver @OliverNara - 2018-03-12
Not that much of a Sakura person myself, but this is quite a nice picture https://t.co/XU01zttfoU
Darth Victor @vhmks - 2018-03-03
Toshogu, Ueno Keon, Tokyo. Another amazing Shinto Shrine in the middle of Tokyo. #art #photography #japan #tokyo… https://t.co/H7YuCImOqr


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