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Toshogu Shrine, Taito
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Step back into the early 17th century and witness Japan’s cultural history at 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 Toshogu Shrine.
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  • Access by Ueno Park. Visit timeless with this superb temple which is reached by a paved driveway lined with Stone lanterns. The Temple is beautiful with its Golden Gates, the garden of 50 lanterns copper. A commemorative stele with the flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki calls for contemplation. At the exit, view a-story pagoda
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  • Is no one up there because it is adjacent to the Ueno Zoo, good access should be subtle but I truly dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, is the great gate is not away from the gate
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  • You don't need much time to see this place, which is nice if you are walking around in Ueno Park, but I wouldn't plan a whole trip around this. 
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  • A small shrine to take a break from museums and zoo. Just to chill out for few minutes. Access to the inner garden is 500yen, but there is noaccess to inner shrine so you can basically skip that visit. Nice place to run away from crowd in the park.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful shrine to see. Built in 1651, this shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. You can also see "the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" by the shrine and there are also many copper lanterns as well!
  • Beautiful golden shrine with a great venue.
  • Feel the power of History. never miss it.
  • Small but beautiful Shrine in a park like Ueno!