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Encyclopedia > Ueno Park
People enjoying cherry blossoms
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. It occupies the site of the former Kan'eiji, a temple closely associated with the Tokugawa shoguns, who had built the temple to guard Edo Castle against the northeast. The temple was destroyed during the Boshin War. Ueno park during sakura matsuri. ... Ueno park during sakura matsuri. ... Shinobazu Pond and Bentendo Hall in early spring Tokyo National Museum Pagoda of Kaneiji, now in Ueno Zoo Rodins Gates of Hell in front of the National Museum of Western Art Ueno (上野) is a district in Tokyos Taitō Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Station... Cherry blossoms at Ueno Park Cast in 1692, the bronze bell at Sensoji rang the time for centuries. ... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... 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. ... Babasaki-mon Gate Hujimi-ro Edo Castle (江戸城 -jō) was built in 1457 by Ota Dokan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, but was then known as Edo. ... The Boshin War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō, literally War of the Year of the Dragon) was fought in 1868-1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the pro-Imperial forces in Japan. ...


Ueno Park was established through an imperial land grant to the city of Tokyo by Emperor Taisho in 1924. The official name of the park is Ueno Onshi Kōen (上野恩賜公園), which can be translated as "Ueno Imperial Gift Park." Yoshihito (嘉仁), the Taishō Emperor (大正天皇), (August 31, 1879–December 25, 1926, r. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Statue of Saigo Takamori
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Statue of Saigo Takamori

A famous statue of Saigo Takamori walking his dog stands in this park. Download high resolution version (500x750, 249 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (500x750, 249 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Saigō Takamori (西郷 隆盛 Saigō Takamori, 23 January 1827/28 - 24 September 1877), one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, lived during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Era. ... Saigō Takamori (西郷 隆盛 Saigō Takamori, 23 January 1827/28 - 24 September 1877), one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, lived during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Era. ...


Three museums (Tokyo National Museum, The National Science Museum and The National Museum of Western Art ) a concert hall, a Toshogu shrine, the Shinobazu Pond with its Benzaiten shrine, and the Ueno Zoo make this area a tourist and recreation area popular with both Japanese and foreigners. The Tokyo National Museum. ... Steam locomotive in front of the National Science Museum. ... 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. ... Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name of goddess Sarasvati (Saraswati). ... 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. ...

Steam locomotive in front of the National Science Museum.
Steam locomotive in front of the National Science Museum.

Ueno Park and its surroundings figure prominently in Japanese fiction, including Gan (The Wild Goose) by Mori Ogai. Image File history File links This is a Steam Engine Class D-51 dubbed as Mikado or Mac Arthur This JNR D51 steam locomotive attracts visitors to the National Science Museum at Ueno in Taito-ku, Tokyo. ... Image File history File links This is a Steam Engine Class D-51 dubbed as Mikado or Mac Arthur This JNR D51 steam locomotive attracts visitors to the National Science Museum at Ueno in Taito-ku, Tokyo. ... Steam locomotive in front of the National Science Museum. ... Mori Ogais statue at his birthhouse in Tsuwano-cho Mori Ogai (森 鴎外 Mori Ōgai, February 17, 1862 - July 9, 1922) was a Japanese physician, novelist and poet. ...


Ueno Park is also home to many homeless people. [1] A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ...

The Gates of Hell at the National Museum of Western Art
The Gates of Hell at the National Museum of Western Art

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UENO PARK (595 words)
Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Ueno Park was established through an imperial land grant to the city of Tokyo by Emperor Taisho in 1924.
Pagoda Kan'eiji Temple Ueno Zoo Ueno Park Taito-ku Tokyo by Fg2
Old Tokyo - Ueno Park Pg. 2 (401 words)
Thus, soon after the last rebellions were put down, Ueno became home to the National Museum (1882), the Zoological Garden (1882), the Imperial Museum (1909), and the forerunner of the National Diet Library, the Tokyo Library (1885).
Ueno was also the site of several industrial expositions during the latter Meiji and early Taisho years.
Ueno Park was blessed not only with large stands of cherry trees but a plethora, too, of giant lotus blossom (renge) that once covered the shoreline of Shinobazu Pond.
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