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Updated: April 2, 2018

Ueno Toshogu Shrine 上野東照宮

9-88 Ueno Koen Taito-ku Tokyo

An Edo period shrine that stood through wars and earthquakes

You will be greeted with a facade of gold as you walk towards the Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park. This gorgeous building is designated a Cultural Property of Japan for its resilience in surviving devastating wars and earthquakes since it was built in 1627. Thanks to a major renovation in 1651, the shrine has distinctive features from the Edo period (1603-1867). Pay attention to the gold leaf trimmings and intricate carvings.

Most visitors come to the shrine to pray for good fortune, such as passing examinations, vocational success, longevity, and recovery from illness. Of course, you can also come to simply admire the characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture.

How to Get There

  • Ueno Sta. | Park Exit | 5 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Keihin-Tohoku Line | JR Joban Line | JR Tohoku Line | JR Takasaki Line | Ginza Line | Hibiya Line | Keisei Line

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:00–16:30
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Disabled parking | Accessible communication formats |

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