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Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Travel Guide - Ueno Toshogu Shrine

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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)

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

ALKEMI STORE @AlkemiStore - 2019-07-20
Today I am missing the dramatic sky over Toshogu shrine in Ueno park Tokyo, Japan. If you have a chance to travel t… https://t.co/dZM2H8WEOG
ALKEMI STORE @AlkemiStore - 2019-07-20
Today I am missing the dramatic sky over Toshogu shrine in Ueno park Tokyo, Japan. If you have a chance to travel t… https://t.co/zLDHpj2hln
Iñaki SPilgrim @inakiSPilgrim - 2019-05-23
I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
#tokyo #japan #ueno #toshogu #shrine… https://t.co/SSYRz3qMqQ
Iñaki SPilgrim @inakiSPilgrim - 2019-05-23
I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
#tokyo #japan #ueno #toshogu #shrine… https://t.co/SSYRz3qMqQ
Mawb [eminently reasonable] @KingMobUK - 2019-05-16
@NurseMcHurt @yshiyki Indeed! They may get their wisteria a little later than Tokyo so it could be that you're ther… https://t.co/dVHeXGcgoW
Tony Printezis @TonyPrintezis - 2019-05-15
Tokyo Day 2: Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park, path to the Shrine lined with stone lanterns, votive offerings.… https://t.co/lcA85MDZ4p
もりもとくん @maimaines - 2019-05-02
I went to 'Ueno Toshogu Shrine'.It was built to deify Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1627. He established Edo shogunate. This… https://t.co/VqNyaZ5k4m
Raya @RayaRaycheva - 2019-04-25
The light drizzle only added to the peaceful morning spent in Ueno Park. View to Kaneji Temple pagoda from the grou… https://t.co/G98sa6JB77
Jacey Brooks @Coach_JBrooks - 2019-04-22
Spent yesterday exploring Ueno Park and the Ueno Toshogu Shrine 🇯🇵 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/cpUnz3otQh
re-how.net @rehownet2 - 2019-04-05
The 40th Ueno Toshogu Shrine Spring Festival https://t.co/NcKgqgRfAX
Catie V. (Kimberly Spirit) @Catie_V - 2019-04-04
Got myself a flower talisman from the Ueno Toshogu shrine. It's camellia for my birth month! https://t.co/gnC29zbw46
K.Kodera 🇯🇵🇹🇭Dual Business Life @kz1979 - 2019-03-23
Cherry blossom with Ueno Toshogu Shrine. https://t.co/EICdFNuAXU
Kazuko M. @EstherHawdon - 2019-03-22
'A cloud of cherry blossoms;
The temple bell, ―
Is it Ueno, is it Asakusa?' Basho
(cherry blossoms at Toshogu shr… https://t.co/UzqOhYeG8u
自由が丘の小さな床屋さん / Riyo Rocca @MasterRocca - 2019-03-12
Wow! How gorgeous! This is the Ueno Toshogu (that is the shrine in connection of Tokugawa Shogun) in the Ueno park.… https://t.co/yIkawMaB1E
Auston Copeland @Copeland_A - 2019-01-31
Winter Peony Garden at Ueno Toshogu Shrine.

#austontravels #austontravelsjapan https://t.co/JJwvv8gDzz https://t.co/43ezJvlpjc
ヨッチおじさん @bishthestar - 2019-01-02
I went to New Year 's visit to Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Tokyo.
I also visited the fire of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to… https://t.co/vHdliCGL6u
ニコール🌸 @darling_honey - 2018-12-15
Toshogu Shrine in Ueno. Despite it being so close, it's not crowded at all. Most people visit the park for the zoo… https://t.co/ftT8mIyWI3
ニコール🌸東京🗼🇯🇵 @darling_honey - 2018-12-15
Toshogu Shrine in Ueno. Despite it being so close, it's not crowded at all. Most people visit the park for the zoo… https://t.co/ftT8mIyWI3
XOAN50 @XOAN50 - 2018-12-12
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Cherry blossoms at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno, by Kasamatsu Shiro (1930). https://t.co/ZWoIUOBFe6
XOAN50 @XOAN50 - 2018-12-12
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Cherry blossoms at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno, by Kasamatsu Shiro (1930). https://t.co/ZWoIUOBFe6
curious ordinary @curiousordinary - 2018-11-29
Some #ukiyoe prints in honour of this week's #FolkloreThursday theme of winter, snow and ice.
Images:
1. 'Snow at A… https://t.co/s8YdmSAaKj
OTTO MANN @OTTOMAN56021699 - 2018-11-23
Cherry blossoms at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno, by Kasamatsu Shiro (1930). https://t.co/Gkc4d3u7hW
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

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