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Toshogu Shrine

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3822-3455
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Ranked #23 of 66 Attractions in Taito
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Essex
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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58 helpful votes 58 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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