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Benten-do Memorial in Ueno Park

In Ueno Park's large pond, there is an island which houses the Benten-do Memorial. Benten is a patron goddess of the arts, though to us, this wasn't obvious on visiting the place.

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The Benten-do Memorial is made up of a shrine housed within a hall that has a two level pagoda at the back.

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The grounds were pretty peaceful, with passerbys mostly seeming to make use of the island to just get across the pond.

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It also seemed to be an ideal place to walk the dog - or just sit the dog, judging by a few of the visitors there.

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The Benten-do Memorial doesn't take long to walk around, though I did find the views from it to across the pond and beyond, to be particularly interesting.

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More Benten-do Memorial photos on Flickr


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