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Toshogu Shrine

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-3455
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Description: Listed as a National Treasure, this shrine was constructed in 651 and...
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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Peaceful walk to the shrine

Impressive shrine, like so many in Japan, it has it's own character in outstanding architecture and for being ornate. A unique beauty for those that visit. Colourful, maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We bought world heritage bus pass from JR Nikko train station for ¥500 (single ticket was ¥280). We decided not to go to Kegan falls due to heavy rain. There are about 4 attractions at bus stop 83. This can be confusing - each one needs a separate ticket - a ¥1000 yen combined ticket is not sold any more.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a lovely little tranquil shrine, located inside Ueno park. While the shrine lacks any "Wow" effect, it's still worth a short visit, if you're in the park.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Impressive shrine, like so many in Japan, it has it's own character in outstanding architecture and for being ornate. A unique beauty for those that visit. Colourful, maintained and well kept. many visitors, but still felt spacious and serene...Lovely walks up gravelled paths to the main shrine on down an avenue of stone lanterns, one can easily get lost in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After renovation this shrine is now wonderful to look at. There is lots of gold used in a tasteful manner.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In comparison to other Japanese shrines, Toshogu is quite unique in its architecture and design. An entrance which you would miss if you weren't paying attention leads through a paved walkway which must be walked down across the sides, as the centre is reserved for the deities, then leadin g to the main shrine. The air felt quite clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This shrine is set in the magnificent Ueno park. It survived the earthquake and II WW bombing, so it represents the Edo period legacy. The famous shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa was enshrined her, before being reburied in Nikko later.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Didn't get to see this place in Ueno last trip as it was being renovated and since I didn't want to go to Nikko, I had to visit here this year and have to say the shrine is impressive. Nice little stop inside Ueno Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Walking in Ueno Park, we followed signs for a peony garden, and ended up at the familiar shrine. The price for the garden seemed steep to us, at ¥600 (or combined with the Shrine for ¥1000), so we passed on the garden and just looked in from outside the wall. Instead we revisited the shrine of Toshogu. It had recently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A nice place to walk around during autumn and winter. The shrine is not that big but you're guaranteed of lots of good photo opportunities within the Shrine for Tokogawa Iyesu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was here early in the morning and it was the allegory of piece. The only sound you could hear were ravens in the garden, only few tourists walked silently along the lantern rows. Great start of the day!

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-3455
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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