Uenotoshogu Shrine

Uenotoshogu Shrine

Uenotoshogu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TOKUGAWA Ieyasu ( the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate ).

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Name Uenotoshogu Shrine
"上野東照宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 9-88, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都台東区上野公園9-88" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ueno I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3822-3455

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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