Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in
the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It
occupies the siteof the former Kan'eiji, a temple closely associated
with the Tokugawa shoguns, who had built the temple to guard Edo
Castle against the northeast. The temple was destroyed during the
Boshin War. A famous statue of Saigo Takamori walking his dog stands
in this park.
Three museums and a concert hall, aToshogu shrine, the Shinobazu
Pond with its Benzaiten shrine, and the Ueno Zoo make this area
a tourist and recreation area popular with both Japanese and foreigners.
Ueno Park and its surroundings figure prominently in Japanese fiction,
including Gan (The Wild Goose) by Mori Ogai.
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