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Updated: October 1, 2019

Ueno Toshogu Shrine 上野東照宮

9-88 Ueno Koen, Taito City, 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 StationJR Yamanote LineJR Keihin-Tohoku LineJR Joban LineJR Tohoku LineJR Takasaki LineGinza LineHibiya LineKeisei LinePark Exit5 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:00-16:30
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: Open daily

Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Accessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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