Ueno Tosho-gu

Said to Bring Fortune to Competitions, and a Must-See Beautiful and Elegant Shrine

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Shinto shrine

This shrine is dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa.
The biggest highlight is the glistening golden main shrine building, which has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The building is called the Golden Hall, and its outer wall is decorated with gorgeous sculptures.
The shrine is also home to several other Important Cultural Properties of Japan, including karamon and its 48 bronze lanterns.
The “Eiyo Gongensha” here is thought to be a god of entrance examinations, employment, and certain victory.
The “Peony Garden” on the shrine’s premises is home to a wide variety of peonies, and during both spring and winter they bloom beautifully.

Highlights

  • Considered to bring good luck for competitions
  • Beautiful peonies bloom in spring and winter
  • Many students come to pay their respects to the “Eiyo Gongensha”

Photos

  • Main shrine building
  • Karamon
  • Copper lanterns
  • Peonies in the spring

Reviews

  • 金智豪

    上野公園除了櫻花很著名以外,百年銀杏也很有看頭

  • 陳維齊

    這是我在日本看到的最美麗的神社之一。它位於上野公園,在那裡還有很多其他值得一看的東西。許多人在這裏表達他們的敬意或祈禱。

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Basic Information

Official Name
Tosho-gu
Founded
1627
Postal Code
110-0007
Address
9-88 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3822-3455
Admission
Free
※500 yen fee to enter Karamon
※700 yen fee to enter Peony Garden
Closed
No holidays
Hours
9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Mar.-Sept.); 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Oct.-Feb.)
Access
(1) About a 5-minute walk from the park exit of the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin Tohoku Line’s Ueno Station
(2) About a 10-minute walk from the Shinobazu exit of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line’s Ueno Station
(3) About a 5-minute walk from the Ikenobata exit of the Keisei Electric Railway’s Keisei Ueno Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)