I went to Ueno Toshogu Shrine on a snowy morning in order to take photos of winter peonies in the snow.
I got to the shrine around nine, but the peony garden in the shrine open at nine thirty.
Befor the garden open, I walked around the shrine, and I had a different impression to when I had ever visited there.
There were a few visitors in the shrine.
In the snow, structures and the approach of the shrine were far more beautiful and fantastic than I had anticipated.
Shooting date : February 2, 2018
You can see my other articles about Ueno Toshogu shrine and its peony garden from the links below.
The shrine structure of Ueno Toshogu was built in 1651, and survived both the great kanto earthquake of 1923 and world war 2.
The shrine structure is also called golden shrine, because all the pillars and doors are gilded with gold foil.
If you walk along the approach from the entrance of Ueno Toshogu shrine, you will faced to the gate.
That gate is called "Karamon".
In late autumn, not only the gate but also leaves around the gate are colorful.