Five-Storied Pagoda Ueno
Also known as:Ueno Pagoda
Also known as:Kan'ei-ji Pagoda
-- Ueno-Koen, Tokyo, Kanto, Ueno-Koen JapanPrint this page   •   Share this page

Built for the Tokugawa shoguns, the Kan'ei-ji pagoda now stands inside the Ueno Park Zoo. This whole area was originally the grounds for the Kan'ei-ji temple which was erected to protect the Edo castle. But during the Boshin War from 1868 to 1869 the temple was destroyed. The pagoda survived, and a bustling neighborhood has grown up around it

Quick Facts
  • Construction finish: 1639
  • Type: Holy Place
  • Stories: 5
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