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Intimate Gojo Shrine with Red Bibbed Inari Foxes in Ueno Park

During our time wandering around Ueno Park, we came across this intriguing entrance to a Gojo Shrine. The chain of red gates drew on my visual curiosity and I had to go down it to investigate!

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This Gojo shrine was situated in an atmospheric and intimate feeling grotto, added to by the setting sun and the lack of crowds.

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Of the few visitors, I was probably the only foreigner, with others making their prayers at the various shrines.

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Gojo shrines house red-bibbed Inari fox statues and there were a few of these dotted around.

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The place was a quick diversion for us, but definitely worth it to catch the last rays of the sun there.

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More photos of the Ueno Park Gojo Shrine on Flickr


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