The Temples and Shrines of Ueno Park

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There are four spectacular shrines/Temples living in Ueno Park that everyone can (and should) go visit: Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, Toshogu Shrine, and Bentendo Temple. They are beautifully decorated, well-kept, and there is always someone there paying their respects to the shrine.

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One of the entrances to the Kiyomizu Kannon Temple.

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The detailing on the building was too beautiful to ignore.

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On the temple grounds.

The next shrine was the Toshogu Shrine, but unfortunately the actual building is under renovation.

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The entrance.

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Peaceful walkway leading to the main shrine building.

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Front of the Toshogu Shrine.

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Detail of the beautiful ornamentation.

Bentendo was the third visited. The area surrounding the temple was exciting.

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A shot from above showing the Bentendo area.

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There were food stands along the walkway leading to the temple.

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The temple is surrounded by areas like this.

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Bentendo

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A statue set outside of the shrine. One of many.

Kaneiji Temple was the last visited.

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Entrance to the Temple.

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The first, upper shrine.

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View of second, lower shrine from above.

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Second area.

Overall, Ueno Park has been my favorite place to visit so far, and I would go there again and again. I love visiting the shrines and temples, because they give you an insight on the rich history of Japan and its beliefs, and a peaceful place to admire and reflect upon. One of these days I hope to visit all of the museums and the zoo within the park as well. There’s only so much you can do in one day!

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  1. Hi there…we will visit Tokyo this March…and I saw this blog and find it very interesting…Are all of this temples and shrines close to each other?..Can I visit all of these by walking?…I had my hotel booking at ueno station….thank you…

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