Said to Bring Fortune to Competitions, and a Must-See Beautiful and Elegant 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.
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”.
- Official Name
- Postal Code
- 9-88 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
※500 yen fee to enter Karamon
※700 yen fee to enter Peony Garden
- No holidays
- 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Mar.-Sept.); 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Oct.-Feb.)
(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)