There are four spectacular shrines/Temples living in Ueno Park that everyone can (and should) go visit: Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, Toshogu Shrine, and Bentendo Temple. They are beautifully decorated, well-kept, and there is always someone there paying their respects to the shrine.
One of the entrances to the Kiyomizu Kannon Temple.
The detailing on the building was too beautiful to ignore.
On the temple grounds.
The next shrine was the Toshogu Shrine, but unfortunately the actual building is under renovation.
Peaceful walkway leading to the main shrine building.
Front of the Toshogu Shrine.
Detail of the beautiful ornamentation.
Bentendo was the third visited. The area surrounding the temple was exciting.
A shot from above showing the Bentendo area.
There were food stands along the walkway leading to the temple.
The temple is surrounded by areas like this.
A statue set outside of the shrine. One of many.
Kaneiji Temple was the last visited.
Entrance to the Temple.
The first, upper shrine.
View of second, lower shrine from above.
Overall, Ueno Park has been my favorite place to visit so far, and I would go there again and again. I love visiting the shrines and temples, because they give you an insight on the rich history of Japan and its beliefs, and a peaceful place to admire and reflect upon. One of these days I hope to visit all of the museums and the zoo within the park as well. There’s only so much you can do in one day!