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Toshogu Shrine

Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-3455
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Ranked #20 of 64 Attractions in Taito
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and dedicated to shogun Tokugawa leyasu. A second Toshogu Shrine is located in Nikko and both were built by leyasu's grandson.
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A beautiful, restored shrine, covered in gold leaf and surrounded by a wonderful fence which can only be viewed from the outside but is worth it (and worth the 500 yen entrance fee). Entrance is along a walkway with large carved stone lanterns (for want of a better term), there is also a peony garden you can visit. Just a... More 

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Maladzyechna, Belarus
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's so beautifull shrine. Dark blach and gold color - never see before so saturated colors. Your eyes must to see this place.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A lovely peaceful spot. Great explanation of the ablutions custom for entering shrines. Those on a very tight budget might find better value for their 500yen entry fee.

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Essex
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is not my first trip to Japan, and this is certainly not my first temple! I have visited all of the much larger touristy temples and shrines in the past and on this day we intended to go to the nearby museums, but they were closed - the day before had been a public holiday, so presumably they all... More 

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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129 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I did not visit the Peony Garden just the main temple and the gold details of the gate and the temple are spectacular. It is not a very big temple, but the details will make you stop and look.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Built in 1616 this one of many shrines dedicated to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. It can be accessed when you go to Ueno Park. Take a peek up at the ceilings for some magnificent dragons

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st. paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were only able to view this Ueno Park shrine from the outside on a rainy, rainy day. Still the path with the many stone lanterns was impressive. There was also had a good view of the Kan-ei-ji Pagoda from the pathway.

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