Ueno Park

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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 site of 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.

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Statue of Saigo Takamori

A famous statue of Saigo Takamori walking his dog stands in this park.

Three museums (including the Tokyo National Museum and the Tokyo National Science Museum) and a concert hall, a Toshogu 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.

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Steam locomotive in front of the Tokyo National Science Museum.

Ueno Park and its surroundings figure prominently in Japanese fiction, including Gan (The Wild Goose) by Mori Ogai.

Ueno park is also home of many homeless people in Tokyo [[1] (http://www.juergenspecht.com/documentations/?number=3)]

ja:上野恩賜公園

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