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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


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
Timothy Sargeant @timmydisco - 2020-01-08
TOKYO【Peony】The winter-flowering peony of Ueno Toshogu Shrine. 上野公園 #冬ぼた... https://t.co/iNmG5pEUIX via @YouTube
マグス/まるきょうP@美優ちゃん娶りたい @violet_magus - 2020-01-06
@Keu_Ken Golden shrine

Ueno Toshogu Website https://t.co/dQP7aNevMA
Japan Expo english @japanexpo_en - 2020-01-04
In a few days, like every Jan. 6, Tokyo’s firemen organize a New Year’s parade to wish for a quiet and safe year, w… https://t.co/XhIoLpWsC5
Erik the Blond @Hikaru951 - 2019-12-27
@sociablejustice if we're not counting proposing to Amy at the Ueno Toshogu garden, Amy's favorite thing was the Fu… https://t.co/YWbWOOZfOA
Alif @alifmojo - 2019-12-25

Still in Ueno Park area, there is the Ueno Toshogu Shrine.

This shrine was built and dedicated in 1627… https://t.co/qZ04ixV3VB
Cleaning Fairy @CleaningFairy2 - 2019-12-17
A day is not complete without another Temple to see 💕 — at Ueno Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/OLkIPhBFvC
Michael Litke @michael_litke - 2019-12-14
@tifafanaccount The national science museum in Ueno Park is fantastic. So is Ueno Park overall. Ueno Toshogu shrine is amazing as well
curious ordinary @curiousordinary - 2019-12-12
Some #ukiyoe prints in honour of this week's #FolkloreThursday theme of winter, snow and ice. ❄️
1. 'Snow a… https://t.co/4EFWYXIfso
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
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