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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

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
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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 😇
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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
たー写右衛門R☆ @tarchan_c4_4o - 2018-02-11
I will go to bed soon.
Everyone in the world, good night✨️
☆ Ueno Toshogu Shrine
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Anti-Ianperialist CM-S @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Bodhidharma and Greg @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Jessica Rabbit, but gay and trans @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Justin Timberlake's two unexposed nipples @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Mid-Atlantic Beyblade Champion 2005 @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Pepe Sylvia Rivera @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
Simon and Garfhole @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
The 18th Brumaire of Donald J. Trump @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
baby you got a stew goin' @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
nora @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
we gonna titty bar gunfight die @Bouthicca - 2018-02-04
10. Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno - Kawase Hasui https://t.co/4nLgUWhVSa
NYCbromo @techbro8 - 2018-01-27
''No War' An Ema wish. Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo. [OC]' , posted by /u/Sniperizer -- see the reddit com… https://t.co/0gYhgIet6M
t o - f u u @t_tofuu - 2018-01-27
'No War' An Ema wish. Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo. [OC] via /r/japanpics https://t.co/SFdJW4pJtz https://t.co/IyCDRZw69F
Jeff @japetheVESTal - 2018-01-19
Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park

These are wooden prayer tablets. @ Ueno… https://t.co/mvqGN4o7ti
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2018-01-19
Almost every Shinto shrine has a sacred tree called Goshinboku somewhere within its presinct. It is surrounded by a… https://t.co/AjGPy7cHJa
David Chang @chang2301 - 2018-01-17
The Toshogu Shrine at Ueno Park. It's a rather small template from its sibling at Nikko City, so I would not recomm… https://t.co/pTZRjTO1DZ
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2018-01-13
Ueno Toshogu in Ueno Park is a shrine built and dedicated in 1627 to the memory of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542 - 1616), t… https://t.co/eM2GyOXeeU
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2018-01-12
Today I visited a peony garden belonging to Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park. From New Year’s Day to mid-February i… https://t.co/UDQ2gB2EMN
Funny Japanese にほんご @kawaiinanippon - 2018-01-05
🌸🌸Evening Glow in Spring Ueno Toshogu Shrine 1948 Kawase Hasui🌸🌸
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#Japanese #art… https://t.co/cKWWMNbRzS

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