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上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, Taito

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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. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo tour planner, to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine.
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  • Very nice Super frequent sanctuary outside in the middle of Ueno Park. Outdoor already, the Golden door is beautiful, as well as the many lanterns adjoining stone. To enter the sanctuary, paid access is on the right. Quite expensive, but worth the effort if you like outdoor decorations and the calm that reigns. You can only see the main façade of the unique building, as well as closing all carved wood animals and 2 beautiful trimmed trees. It's small and fast, but really beautiful. Do you not like me, the Interior cannot be visited, we can not even approached or see anything, nor the gardens next door. I thought at least see the pagoda at 10 meters, but it is accessible only by the zoo. Therefore the visit is beautiful, even if it's frustrating to see so little and at this price.
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  • It's not that big, but its beauty is unforeseen. The Gardens around are beautiful even without every thing blossoming. The Shrine itself reflects sunlight but also without much sun it's amazing. I lov...  more »
  • It's my 3rd time here and I keep loving this place. The shrine is small and no entrance is allowed but the entire experience is worth a stop while in Ueno. The lamps in the outside, the 5-story pagoda...  more »