Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Walk around Tokyo University and Ueno Park (Part 2) / 東京大学と上野公園周辺の散歩 (パート2)

After eating at the student dining hall at the University of Tokyo, we headed out to Ueno Park to go to Toshogu.  Lunch did remind me of my University days!  I miss having a "meal card"!  Anyway, time to walk off the calories from lunch.


Yep, it was only a hop, skip and jump away to Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park.  In the distance is the shrine to Benzaiten. We decided to go there first before going to Toshogu.


Benten-do/ 弁天堂
Temple seal from Benten-do / 弁天堂の御朱印
Lots of swan boats out on the lake today.
There were still a few cherry blossoms left to see.

Peace Monument / 平和の記念
Prayer boards / 絵馬
Thats a pretty huge bell.
Kara-mon / 唐門
I thought this was the main shrine of Toshogu at Ueno. Only later did I discover that this is just a gate. The main shrine is behind the gate!
これが上野東照宮の本堂と思ったら、唐門です。 本堂はこの裏にあるのはあとから知った。
Ueno Toshogu Seal / 上野東照宮御朱印
Our next stop was going to be Nezu Jinja but we decided to check out one more of the large temples located within Ueno Park.

Shimizu-do / 清水堂
Two young ladies purifying their hands.
More cherry blossoms / ここにもまだ桜が残ってた
Statue of Takamori Saigo / 西郷隆盛像
Beer break! / ビールの時間!
And then we walked to Nezu Jinja. 

Sakuramon (Sakura Gate) / 桜門
Hand purification basin / 手水舎
Karamon / 唐門
Hondo / 本堂
The Inari Jinja at Nezu / 根津にある稲荷神社
Me and my wife / 僕と妻
Collage of today's walk / 本日の散歩のコラージュ

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