The shrine is located in Ueno Onshi Park in Ueno Park, Taito-ku, near the zoo, and is officially called Toshogu Shrine to distinguish it from Nikko Toshogu Shrine and others. It is also known as a spot for viewing cherry blossoms and peonies, and is visited by many tourists.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine

The shrine enshrines Ieyasu Tokugawa, Yoshimune Tokugawa, and Yoshinobu Tokugawa. The deity’s virtues include prayer for fulfillment, success in school, prosperity in business, and success in life.

The New Year’s Day Festival is held during Hatsumode (New Year’s visit). The shrine is usually crowded with many worshippers in conjunction with the “Winter Botan” display of peony blossoms that is held from January 1 every year.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine

From the nearest station, it is about a 3-minute walk from the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station. From Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Electric Railway Line, it is about a 4-minute walk.

No parking is provided, so public transportation or paid parking in the vicinity is recommended.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Park Name Ueno Toshogu Shrine
Park Address 9-88 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • JR Ueno Station About 0.9 km
  • Subway Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station About 0.9 km
  • Keisei Main Line Keisei Ueno Station About 0.6 km
Access (by car)
  • Metropolitan Expressway No.1 Ueno Line Ueno Exit about 1.2 km
  • Metropolitan Expressway No.5 Ikebukuro Line Iidabashi Exit about 3.5 km

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