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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


Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2020-10-21
Again the photos of the Peony garden (Botan-en) adjacent to Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park. #上野東照宮ぼたん苑 #牡丹 #上野東照宮 https://t.co/IRmYNwh24z
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2020-10-19
There is a Peony garden (Botan-en) adjacent to Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park. Now, dahlia, not peony, is in full… https://t.co/44toQgbvEg
Eveline Albers (commissions open) @Aerisnoir - 2020-10-17
Found some pictures from the trip I made to Japan a few years ago. It was glorious.
(Ueno Toshogu Shrine - Tokyo) https://t.co/yYf4yMozFn
Erik @Hikaru951 - 2020-10-05
One of Amy's HS friends has a pen pal in Tokyo. She told the pen pal about my proposal to Amy at Ueno Toshogu Shrin… https://t.co/qk5s2pQXoA
Ran Fuchs Photography 📸 @Ran_Photography - 2020-09-09
#Ueno #Toshogu, with decoration dated back to 1651 (the original shrine was built in 1627) is an intact intricate e… https://t.co/WJJhR9kfF0
EMI @emi_s_23 - 2020-09-01
Ueno Toshogu
It is called “Golden Shrine”

Built in 1651.
It is covered with gold leaf.

Fortunately, the shrine… https://t.co/AWbMsi41fP
Neputan ねぷたん @monogatarijima - 2020-08-27
Stone lantern pathway in Monogatari Park ⛩ Inspired by Ueno Toshogu Shrine at Ueno Park

#あつ森 #あつまれどうぶつの森… https://t.co/1f5IKvar92
shaman @odezki2046 - 2020-08-18
spring evening at the toshogu shrine in ueno - hasui kawase (1948) https://t.co/FsQnDhNvqf
True Japan Tour @truejapantour - 2020-06-26
Toshogu Shrine, #UenoPark.

The most popular park in Japan, Ueno Park also contains a zoo, a number of Japan's majo… https://t.co/Q2Z6jHPkSL
thebaldtraveler @thebaldtraveler - 2020-05-26
This is the Gilded doors at Ueno Toshogu Shrine. Which we visited on Day 13 of our trip. There were Vendors along… https://t.co/mC6tNG2afR
thebaldtraveler @thebaldtraveler - 2020-05-21
Toshogu Shinto Shrine in Ueno Park. These are the Golden doors.

#thebaldtraveler https://t.co/QqgHOxaZJq
@AdolfoXavier4 @AdolfoXavier4 - 2020-05-11
TOKYO【Peony】The winter-flowering peony of Ueno Toshogu Shrine. 上野公園 #冬ぼた... https://t.co/0Cbf18yQee via @YouTube
Francisco Ribeiro @fraveris - 2020-05-03
Hasui Kawase (川瀬 巴水), Spring Evening at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno https://t.co/pmbStkKuWt
JamesTurnbull @JamesTurnbull - 2020-04-29
Hasui Kawase (川瀬 巴水), Spring Evening at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno. Source: https://t.co/1RYw0CN8ON https://t.co/gNuq92OQGt
JCR @Alabandine_ - 2020-04-28
Hasui Kawase (川瀬 巴水), Spring Evening at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno https://t.co/bZzu3Lmhxx
Lisa Verar @lisa_verar - 2020-04-22
Ueno Toshogu Shrine Tokyo Japan 🖤🖤🖤 I can't wait to visit Japan https://t.co/m7hLKWVMzX
WabisabyTokyo @WabisabyTokyo - 2020-04-22
Happy Wednesday!
Places that inspire as Ueno Toshogu Shrine.
We hope we can see you this year.
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Rabih Alameddine @rabihalameddine - 2020-04-17
Kawase Hasui, 'Spring Evening at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno', 1948, Woodblock print on paper, 15 1/4' x 10 1/4' https://t.co/2xGo3JXj7O
Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-04-10
Karamon Gate decorated with gold leafs. The Toshogu Shrine in Nikko? Non. It’s in Tokyo. PLS read the following blo… https://t.co/hm9nIBo817
Bex @veyalicious - 2020-04-05
Ueno Toshogu Shrine. At first, she thought we were going to see a palace. We told her about the shrines in Japan. S… https://t.co/VLAI8FJRmN
Atsumori 敦盛 @atsumori5834 - 2020-03-27
Cherry blossoms in Ueno, Tokyo. Beyond this torii gate is Toshogu Shrine, dedicated to TOKUGAWA Ieyasu, the 1st gen… https://t.co/zOQuMyjtGS
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2020-03-22
Today's Ueno Park Ⅲ.These photos were taken around Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park. https://t.co/RQmddXLsyw
Nazuna @Nazuna__hana - 2020-03-20
Fiori di ciliegio
che ho aspettato ed aspettato-
eppure qui, sono solo

Cherry blossoms
I waited and waited for-… https://t.co/1opRekDzyg
UPI Photos @UPIPhotos - 2020-03-02
People wearing face masks visit Ueno Park, Ueno Toshogu Shrine & shop at Ameya Yokocho market (Ameyoko) in Tokyo, J… https://t.co/g7iuuUnpqc
Animerican-John @JohnDCP - 2020-03-01
Last stop in Ueno Park was the area in/around Toshogu Shrine, which was dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa Sh… https://t.co/3xleNJK4SX
MyHaikuPond @MyHaikuPond - 2020-02-02
Today's Find:

another inch of snow . . .
I calculate a variation
on the chessboard

Nicholas David Klacsanzky… https://t.co/3zxyFLOR1V
トモさんMrk3β @Tomo_Mrk3B01 - 2020-01-25
Exploring Ueno Toshogu shrine now!
Walking around historical places in Tokyo while browsing the sign and explanatio… https://t.co/edjqnSiW98
Wisdom of the Ages @wisdom_ages - 2020-01-17
3/4 covered in gold foil with ornamental work done by a #famous #Edo-period #sculptor at the #Ueno #Toshogu,… https://t.co/lL1QI6TUVF
洞マス @Holla005 - 2020-01-16
This morning we go to Tokyo by Shinkansen. First, go to Ueno's Toshogu Shrine, and then have an early lunch at Tsu… https://t.co/cFRrVUW9IV
Devi Tyas Kusuma @tyas940426 - 2020-01-15
What you wish for your life? #東京 #findingmydream @ Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/Y250qBblfx


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