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Toshogu Shrine

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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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Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We walked around Ueno and happened upon this place and are so glad we did. It's a beautiful area with lots to see and do nearby as well. There was a chrysanthemum garden (unsure of the fee). We could see flowers poking out from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sammyrae6
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Good trip, with JRPass you are in Nikko in 1 hour. You can take the bus to the shrine directly from station. The temple and the shrine is nice, probably the best in Tokyo.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ajuada
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Toshogu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine which was beautifully decorated. Each piece of artwork are intricately made. The three famous parts of Toshogu Shrine is the Three Wise Monkeys which was there as monkeys were thought to protect horses, the Baku (Mythical Elephant) that catches...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gideon_Lin
Reviewed August 3, 2018

BEAUTIFUL Shinto shrine. Important culture site. Educational with the right guide. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We were visiting Ueno Park to see the cherry blossom and found this beautiful golden shrine within the park. There was a small charge to gain entry and we were able to walk around the shrine and take photographs. A very peaceful place in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandyretriever
Reviewed July 13, 2018

The shrine is beautifully decorated, so definitely worth a visit when you’re in the area. It’s very close to the National Museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jolav12
Reviewed July 1, 2018

While in Ueno Park for a visit to the museums in the park, stopped by the Golden Trim Shrine and glad I did. I loved the shine of the gold doors and trim, they really stand out in the photos that I took, even the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CodyDC
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I visited this shrine in a half day tour of the Ueno Park. There is a charge to get in. Even though I spend just 15 minutes inside I still liked it because there are really beautiful colorful bird woodcarvings and naturally a better view...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is place you can keep your mind peaceful and pray. Shrine shows you traditional Japanese shrine setting with four poster and all that come with it which you can only realise and feel once you visit this place. So if you would like to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MakkD
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is a peace full area to relax and to enjoy nature, you not only have this park but also a oldest zoo Japan & later on you can do shopping in Ameyoko area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Luc W
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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
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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
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KatherineD1020
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nikko (2 Replies)
My family of 4 (2 teenagers) will be daytripping from Tokyo on the JR pass in late March. We want to see Kegon Falls and Toshogu Shrine. Beyond that, I'm open to suggestions for the day's plan that will make everybody happy and engaged. Is there a best time to get to the falls and what is the best way to get there?
January 12, 2016|
Response fromSammyF1oyd|
All the important sites in Nikko are located in the same area within walking distance of each other. You can easily visit them within a 2-3 hour window. Plan another 3 hours or so visiting Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji.
whirlwind681
Singapore
Appreciate Advice on Nikko Day Trip Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hello, all, I would be travelling to Japan from 12 - 26 Nov 2014, and is interested to visit Nikko and Chuzenji plus Kegon Falls as a day trip on 13 Nov 2014 - > 07:30 to 09:35 (train from Shinjuku, where me and my mother will be staying, to Nikko, under JR Pass) > 09:35 to 10:25 (buy Chuzenji Onsen Bus Free Pass and take bus to Akechidaira) > 10:25 to 11:15 (take ropeway up to the observatory and admire the scenery) > 11:15 to 11:25 (bus to Chizenji and Kegon Falls) ...More
October 15, 2014|
Response fromSammyF1oyd|
JR Pass does not cover the Limited Express entirely from Shinjuku to Nikko. You need to pay a separate supplement which should be around 1,600 Yen each way. If you want the entire journey to be covered by the JR Pass, head to Tokyo station, take Shinkansen to Utsunomiya, then change to JR Nikko line to Nikko. Allow roughly 2 hours for the Nikko shrines to start. Kegon Falls itself takes maybe 30-40 minutes depending on how much time you spend admiring it. Lake Chuzenji is the bigger...More
AnnetteO123
Atlanta, Georgia
How to get to Mt. Fuji for poss day trip- or ? (5 Replies)
ALl, in the event we get exhausted with the amount of people and doing 'city' stuff- and decide to go for some nature/decompress things- I had look online for Mt. Fuji and I keep coming up with the viator tour-that includes Lake Ashi and some other things and return to the city on bullet train. But it's like $125 pp-which is quite pricy imo. Someone suggested that if I DID want to go that I could just do the trip on my own-totally fine with that but I can't seem to find what would be the...More
March 17, 2015|
Response fromYobeekool|
For Kawaguchiko, most people just take the Expressway bus from Shinjuku West Gate Bus Terminal or JR Ltd Exp Azusa/Kaiji to Otsuki then change to Fujikyu Railway. If you are able to order Big Mac with Coke at McDonalds, you should be able to do it on your own. I am rather surprised if you Googled and found just Viator.