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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


asukasukisu @asukasukisu - 2019-11-04
The rain had just stopped when I visited Ueno Toshogu shrine ⛅

On the fourth photo, we can see a tree called Catal… https://t.co/xvAmvL7orr
🌙 💎 axouuwu @sorbetjinki - 2019-10-24
Thursday I went to Ueno park in the morning then Ameno Yokocho which is like a busy street with people selling anyt… https://t.co/rgEghTtUtC
Jonelle Patrick @jonellepatrick - 2019-10-06
Dahlias, dahlias, dahlias! The ones at the Ueno Toshogu Shrine have their own personal parasols… https://t.co/Vd71ImpPP8
Jonelle Patrick @jonellepatrick - 2019-10-03
Every dahlia gets its own parasol at the Ueno Toshogu Shrine's fall exhibition https://t.co/Xbd0xU9FXZ https://t.co/cdtKTgJCy2
Jonelle Patrick @jonellepatrick - 2019-10-02
Let the dahlia bonanza at the Ueno Toshogu Shrine begin! https://t.co/Xbd0xUrhmz https://t.co/RwVz9LZoqW
Mickey_licensed tour guide @jmahoroban - 2019-09-11
Five story pagoda on the premise of Ueno Kan’eji Buddhist temple. It was originally dedicated to Ueno Toshogu Shint… https://t.co/3FVNEGTk57
Vega @vega_starlight - 2019-09-10
More Kizuna. More Ueno. 🗾
Pic. 1. Having some rest at the Shinobazu Pond.
Pic. 2. Copper lanterns of the Ueno Tosho… https://t.co/GES1nOkHpS
Michael Lambe @deepkyoto - 2019-09-09
Ueno Toshogu – A Golden Shrine & Peony Garden in Ueno Park https://t.co/U0jJxv9yj9 via @JPNStation https://t.co/d3GsCIsnHR
JuantonSoup 🇲🇽 @ObiJuan714 - 2019-09-07
Bag location from left to right:
Fushimi Inari, Irugi Shrine and Toshogu Shrine (Ueno).
Books from left to right:
H… https://t.co/niJ6sNoGVo
cynthia jonas @travelwithmissj - 2019-09-07
Toshogu Shrine, Ueno Park

It is said that this Shrine remained intact throughout earthquakes, fires and wars, inc… https://t.co/Aa0Z2DnHEf
milken @milkenc - 2019-08-26
“Ueno Toshogu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine built in 1616. It’s in fact one of most important shrines in Japan, which e… https://t.co/LArG8NHsVY
Tagify.io @tagifyio - 2019-08-19
Related Instagram tags for #uenotoshogu: #上野東照宮 #uenopark #ueno #上野公園 #牡丹 #上野 #toshogu #東京 #peony #shrine #uenotoshogupeonygarden #peonygard
🎌 Donny Kimball 🎌 @donnyjkimball - 2019-07-29
Tokyo has a never ending supply of hidden gems like Ueno's Toshogu shrine that are just a small step away from main… https://t.co/9bF36sJTl2
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


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