上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, Taito

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#15 of 1,745 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Step back into the early 17th century and witness Japan’s cultural history at 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine. Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple consists of a dozen buildings including a restored, five-story, 17th-century pagoda, as well as the tomb of Leyasu, founder of Japan’s first shogunate. Buildings feature vibrantly colored decorations as well as an abundance of carvings, including that of three wise monkeys who see, hear, and speak no evil. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.
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  • It is said to be a shrine that is home to Ieyasu Tokugawa. It is in ueno public office and is free. It wasn't that much to see. The rain came. The method of worship is written in English. It is a great place to explore for 30-40 minutes.
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  • Of all the shrines I been to in Tokyo, other than Sensoji and Meiji, the shrines in Ueno really resonate with me. There is a sense of calmness and sereneness in them. This shrine is part of the Ueno P...  more »
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  • Bare, windswept, and cold when we visited on Christmas Eve. Most likely nicer on a summer day with more greenery and atmosphere, or in the late evening when the lanterns are lit. The gold leaf is worth a photo or two but you'll need to pay to enter the grounds. It's really only worth visiting if you're in the area or around Ueno pond/zoo. Has a small pagoda, some stone lanterns, and quite a few small outbuildings.
  • A big golden shrine near the Ueno park. Beautiful to watch, you can pay and get nearer the temple.
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