Mausoleum Gate Plaque and Rinnou-ji Temple

1) Mausoleum Gate Plaque of Tsunayoshi Tokugawa

Kan’ei-ji Temple in Ueno has several related facilities including the mausoleum of Shogun.  This is the gate of the mausoleum of Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, the fifth Shogun who died in 1709.  Many of the temple architecture were destroyed during the World War II but this mausoleum gate is one of the few remained.

Mausoleum Gate Plaque of Tsunayoshi Tokugawa (徳川綱吉霊廟勅額門)
Address: 16 Ueno Sakuragi 1-chome, Taito-ku, TokyoIMG_8646

2) Rinnou-ji Temple


This temple is also a part of Kan’ei-ji Temple.  Opened in 1644.IMG_8650

There are two copper lanterns in this temple which were originally in the mausoleum of Iemitsu Tokugawa which is in Nikko.  The top part of the lantern has a family emblem of Tokugawa which is three-leaf hollyhock.

Rinnou-ji Temple (輪王寺)
Address: 14-5 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

3) Tourin-dou

IMG_8657After Rinnou-ji Temple, pass the Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, you will come up to the crossing where you will find traditional-style architecture on the corner.  That is an old Japanese sweets shop, Tourin-dou.

This shop opened in 1926.

Address: 5-7 Ueno Sakuragi 1-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (closed on Mondays)





4) Kayaba Coffee

IMG_8658If you further go down the street, you will reach to the next crossing where Kayaba Coffee is stand
ing at the corner.  This old house was built in 1916.  The owner of the house Mr. Kayaba started a coffee shop here in 1938.  It was closed when Mrs. Kayaba passed away in 2006.  However this coffee shop was a symbol of Yanaka area, so NPO rented the house,  renovated it and and reopened the coffee shop in 2009.  The sign of the shop was the original.

Address: 1-29 Yanaka 6-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am – 11pm  Sun 8am – 6pm



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