Ueno Toshogu Shrine Spring Botan Festival2023 When is the Spring Botan blooming? Access and parking conditions are also introduced!


The Spring Botan Festival is held at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno.

This peony garden was built in 1980 on the grounds of Ueno Toshogu Shrine to commemorate the friendship between Japan and China.

The peony garden can be enjoyed throughout the year, with spring peonies in spring, winter peonies in winter, and dahlias in autumn.

In this issue, we will introduce the Spring Peony Festival held at the Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden!



Ueno Toshogu Botan Garden 2023 Spring Botan Festival Basic Information


Ueno Toshogu Shrine Spring Festival of Peony
●9-88 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
April 8, 2023 (Sunday) – May 7, 2023 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: (Junior high school students and older)Adults 700 yen / (Elementary school students and younger)Children free
(Groups of 20 or more: 600 yen
Admission to the Spring Botan Festival: Only the purchaser of the ticket may enter the Spring Botan Festival as many times as he/she wishes.
The number of tickets is limited, so if you want to visit the Botan Garden many times during the festival period If you want to visit Botan-en as many times as possible during the festival period!
If you want to visit Botan Garden as many times as possible during the festival period, please come as soon as possible!
<Access>5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station, 5 min. walk from Keisei Ueno Station, 15 min. walk from Chiyoda Line Nezu Station
Ueno Toshogu Botan Garden URL:https://uenobotanen.com/

Highlights of Ueno Toshogu Botan Garden

The spring peony garden at Ueno Toshogu Shrine is at its best from late April to May.

The garden is a Japanese garden with a circular garden path, and visitors will never get tired of the beauty of the many varieties of spring peonies.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine Peony Garden Spring Peony




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The Ueno Toshogu Botanical Garden has more than 500 peony plants, including Chinese, American, and French varieties.

There are many varieties, such as Marimo, Gokoku no Akebono, Hanakko, Shimane Choujouraku, Shinmoen, Yaezakura, Hanagami, Shinnitsuki Nishiki, and Yatsuka Shishi.

In addition to peony, peony, chemandelia, daisy, hazel, ancient cherry, miniature sundew, and other flowers are planted.

Blessings of Ueno Toshogu Shrine!

Ueno Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate.

It was established in 1627 in Ueno. Ueno Toshogu Shrine is named after Lord Ieyasu and is believed to be especially beneficial for success in life, victory, and health and longevity.

①torii made of stone


The large stone torii gate, which withstood the Great Kanto Earthquake disaster, is designated as a national important cultural property.

②Golden Shrine


This is also designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

It is a spot where you should take your time to view the intricate carvings.

③Chinese-style gate

The Karamon gate of Ueno Toshogu Shrine also shines in gold. It too is wonderfully carved, and the famous “ascending and descending dragons” are engraved here.

The downward-facing dragon is considered the “ascending dragon.
There is a story that this ascending dragon goes to Shinobazu Pond at night to drink water….



How was this article?

The peony garden in Ueno Toshogu Shrine has wonderful flowers throughout the year, but the Spring Peony Festival is the best time to see them in full bloom.

Of course, since it is located within Toshogu Shrine, please visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine as well!

Ueno Toshogu Shrine is a place of blessings for victory, longevity, etc. The torii gate and shrine pavilions are very strong power spots, not only because of the authority of Lord Ieyasu, but also because they withstood the Great Kanto Earthquake.

The good season continues from spring, so why not visit to admire the botanas?