When you think of a park you don’t imagine what’s inside the Ueno park. This huge park is located in Tokyo, Japan, and shelter so much things to see and explore. You could easily spend the day there especially on a sunny day!
The most beautiful thing that I loved there was the multitude of little temples all around the park. You are immersed into the Japanese culture trough these temples and orange sticks paths. One of the temples is in the middle of a lake called Benten-do sanctuary. You join this one by a little bridge and are surrounded
For example, one of the temple (called Benten-do sanctuary) is in the middle of a lake. You join the sanctuary by a little bridge and are surrounded by water. There, the sightseeing is composed of the buildings of the city on the other side of the lake and at the same time the traditional sanctuary . The contrast of modernity and traditionality of Japan is resumed with this small area of Ueno park.
This park is composed of three museums and a zoo that I didn’t visit because of a lack of time and a lack of motivation. Even though I visited the famous Toshogu which is stunning. Covered with gold and details of colorful paint on the facade : this is amazing! This temple can just being visited by the outside, the inside is not allowed to visit. Even though it’s worth it and will shine your heart… (or burn your eyes with too much sun!)
Moreover, when I get there I went to an exposition of flowers in the parc. This peaceful place offered to people to enjoy the simple beauty of nature. All the flowers are under small hats of wood to protect them from the possible snow. This little place full of flowers is a real paradise out of time.
To sum up, if you have time to spend in Tokyo, spend half a day or a whole day there, to enjoy peacefully the Japanese culture.