Toshogu Shrine


Museums & Attractions



Toshogu is dedicated to the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu, and its style is similar to the shrine in Nikko (also called Toshogu) where he is buried. The Ueno Toshogu was built in 1627, then remodelled in 1651. It has withstood earthquakes and fires, as well as the Battle of Ueno, and is one of Tokyo’s oldest buildings. The huge lantern on the left before the first gate is one of the largest in Japan. Karamon, the front gate of the temple, is famous for its dragon carvings.

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9-88 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku

Transport Ueno Station (Yamanote line), park exit; (Ginza, Hibiya lines), Shinobazu exit.

Telephone 03 3822 3455

Open 9am-sunset daily

Admission Admission ¥200; ¥100 concessions. Garden ¥600.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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