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Shinobazu Pond and Bentendo Hall in early spring
Shinobazu Pond and Bentendo Hall in early spring
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum
Pagoda of Kan'eiji, now in Ueno Zoo
Pagoda of Kan'eiji, now in Ueno Zoo
Rodin's "Gates of Hell" in front of the National Museum of Western Art
Rodin's "Gates of Hell" in front of the National Museum of Western Art

Ueno (上野) is a district in Tokyo's Taitō Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Station and Ueno Park. Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo's finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Science, as well as a major public concert hall. Many Buddhist temples are in the area, including the Benzaiten temple on an island in Shinobazu Pond. The Kan'ei-ji, a major temple of the Tokugawa shoguns, stood in this area, and its pagoda is now within the grounds of the Ueno Zoo. Nearby is the Ueno Tōshōgū, a Shinto shrine to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Image File history File links Shinobazu Lake, Ueno, Tokyo -- by jpatokal Source: Wikitravel:Image:Bentendo Gull. ... Image File history File links Shinobazu Lake, Ueno, Tokyo -- by jpatokal Source: Wikitravel:Image:Bentendo Gull. ... Download high resolution version (1112x508, 192 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1112x508, 192 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (694x850, 199 KB) Pagoda Kaneiji Temple Ueno Zoo Ueno Park Taito-ku Tokyo Japan The pagoda is presently in the Ueno Zoo, but formerly was part of the Kaneiji, the temple of the Tokugawa shoguns of Japan, in the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (694x850, 199 KB) Pagoda Kaneiji Temple Ueno Zoo Ueno Park Taito-ku Tokyo Japan The pagoda is presently in the Ueno Zoo, but formerly was part of the Kaneiji, the temple of the Tokugawa shoguns of Japan, in the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x750, 147 KB) Rodin Sculpture National Museum of Western Art Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo Japan This photograph shows a detail from Rodins Gates of Hell in front of the National Museum of Western Art at Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x750, 147 KB) Rodin Sculpture National Museum of Western Art Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo Japan This photograph shows a detail from Rodins Gates of Hell in front of the National Museum of Western Art at Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo. ... Rodins The Burghers of Calais in Calais, France. ... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Cherry blossoms at Ueno Park Cast in 1692, the bronze bell at Sensoji rang the time for centuries. ... A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ... Ueno Station was the destination of thousands of laborers from the Tohoku region who came to Tokyo seeking employment. ... People enjoying cherry blossoms Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name of goddess Sarasvati (Saraswati). ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia. ... The Ueno Zoo (恩賜上野動物園: Onshi Ueno Dōbutsuen) is a zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo, and located in Taito Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... Yomeimon at Nikko Toshogu Toshogu (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the last shogunate of Japan, is enshrined with the name Tosho Dai Gongen. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder of the Tokugawa bakufu of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ...


External links

  • National Museum of Western Art (NMWA) - Tokyo
  • Wikitravel: Tokyo/Ueno

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Ueno, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo's finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum, as well as a major public concert hall.
Nearby is the Ueno Tōshōgū, a Shinto shrine to Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Ueno is in the historical shitamachi, literally "down-town" district of Japan, a working class area rather than where the aristocrats and rich merchants lived.
JapanCorner - The Benihana Guide to Japan (2055 words)
Tokyo, with a population of more than 12 million people, is one of the world's biggest and most dynamic cities.
Tokyo is home to numerous national treasures including shrines, temples and palaces some dating back hundreds of years; traditional Japanese-style homes; modern apartment buildings; hundreds of sky scrapers which house many of the world's corporate giants and thousands of hotels ranging from the traditional Japanese-style inn (ryokan) to five star hotels.
Tokyo is a city of many contrasts where in a single block one can see a seventy-story corporate tower next to an ancient Shinto shrine next to an apartment complex complete with clotheslines and traditional Japanese bedding hung over balconies to dry.
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