TOKYO - Ueno - Gojōten Jinja - Ueno Daibutsu - Tōshō-gū - Tokyo National Museum




Ueno park of Tokyo is a hugh park with temples and museums, I decided to go for the National Tokyo Museum which is wellknown for it's Kimono and Armur collection and is really a must see to discover Japonese artistic culture.







 Ueno Park -


Lunch in the park 
Gojōten Jinja - What is really nice and typical to see is the Hanazono Inari Jinja part of this temple. An Inari shrine (稲荷神社) is a shinto shrine to worship the god Inari. There are many Inari shrines in Japan. The deity is worshiped also in some Buddhist temples.
Ueno Daibutsu - Ueno Daibutsu (上野大仏) was an Edo-period giant seated statue of Shaka Nyorai in what is now Ueno Park. Of bronze and dating to 1631, it was restored after earthquake damage in 1640, a fire in 1841, and another earthquake in 1855. Heavily damaged during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, when the head was toppled, much of its bulk was melted down for reuse during the Pacific War. In 1972 the face, stored in Kan'ei-ji, was put on display in its former location.
 Tōshō-gū - A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigongen (東照大権現). Ieyasu was the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868), which is the third and last of the shogunal governments in Japanese history. It is part of Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Tōshō-gū at Ueno Park in Tokyo is also widely known. It's gold temple part that have been renovated in 2014 is realy impressive.
Tokyo National Museum - The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館 Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan), or TNM, established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum, and the largest art museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings. The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection. 
The museum's collections focus on ancient Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road. There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art.
Kimono's and armur collection -
Porcelaine colelciton -

Bouddhist art -
(c) Chavanitas