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Ueno Daibutsu, Uenokoen

3.0
#78 of 2,049 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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Ueno Daibutsu Reviews

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3.9
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  • It is called “Ueno Adai Utsu”, but it doesn’t exist anymore except its part of face. Now there is an exotic pagoda on a small hill. Many students visit here for praying for a successful examination.  more »
  • We found many smaller and more interesting additions that make Ueno park a fabulous place to take a stroll even in chilly weather. However, we didn’t stay very long here. I’m sure it has a lot of...  more »
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  • I love the architecture of the temple, although it is incredibly small. I went to get a goshuin and they had two kinds. I got both but am highly disappointed by the quality, both are just messy- I have the feeling she didn't give a damn how it looks because I'm foreigner so it doesn't actually matter.
  • It's a bit hard to find as it is on a tiny hill, and no eye catching signs leading to it. You will see a remain (face) of the original buddha which fell during the Tokyo earthquake in 1923, and whose body was dismantled for its metal during the WW2. I thought the display was a bit too plain and humble for what it is, and wish it had a greater presentation of the buddha and its history to honor what it once was.

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