Ueno's "Kiyomizu Kannondo (清水観音堂)" is a temple in which the fact that the "Moon's Pine (月の松)" depicted by the Ukiyoe (浮世絵) painter in the Edo era has recent years been resurrected is a topic.
Let's enter Ueno Park from "Keisei Ueno station side".
walking along "Sakura Dori (さくら通り)", you will see "Kiyomizu Kannondo (清水観音堂)" at first.
we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.
It is said that it was erected in 1631, imitating "Kiyomizu dera Temple (清水寺)" of Kyoto.
There are two stairs in order to go to the Temple precinct (境内) in a high place.
This temple seems to be effective for praying about children.
In June, hydrangea bloom at both ends of the staircase.
It is the stage making (舞台づくり) which made it imitating 'Kiyomizu dera (清水寺).
When going under the bridge corridor, it is towards Ueno station.
This is the entrance of Ueno station side.
Nearby there is a statue of Saigō Takamori (西郷隆盛).
Shooting in the Hondo (本堂 / Main hall) is forbidden.
On weekdays, there are many foreign tourists.
Although photography is prohibited, a lot of precious things can be seen in the Hondo (Main hall).
The "stage making" part in front of the Hondo (Main hall).
In the middle is "月の松 (pine tree of the month)".
The pine of the past disappeared in the Meiji era by the typhoon.
The photograph was taken from 2014 to 2016.
The current pine tree has been resurrected in 2013 for the first time in 150 years.
This "Moon's Pine (月の松)" drawn on Ukiyoe (浮世絵) is a must-see!
Next to Kiyomizu Kannondo (清水観音堂),
There is Hanazono Inari Jinja Shrine (花園稲荷神社)!
[UENO] Kiyomizu Kannondo (清水観音堂)
- Address : 1-29, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
- Phone : 03-3821-4749
- Time ： 9:00am - 17:00pm
- Admission fee : Free
- Access : "Ueno station (上野駅)" 3-minute walk.
English on this page is translated from Japanese to English using the Google translation site. Sorry if there are sentences that are difficult to read.