Dragon Ball Wiki
Dragon Ball Wiki

Heaven (天国 Tengoku), called Upper World by Viz Media, is a gigantic planet in the Other World, covered with flowers and other plants.


A garden in Heaven

The planet resembles Earth, and has a strange glow around it. Most of the planet's inhabitants have ghostly tails as they have not been allowed to keep their bodies in death.

Heaven is seen during the Great Saiyaman Saga, where King Kai and Goku meet South Kai and Papoi. It is also seen during the Fusion Saga when Bulma, Chi-Chi, Videl and Dabura are looking for Gohan, who they think is dead. It is seen once again in the Kid Buu Saga where Dabura bids farewell to Bulma, Chi-Chi and Videl after they were brought back to life with the Namekian Dragon Balls.

Several years later, in Dragon Ball GT, Piccolo is sent to Heaven when he sacrifices himself when the Earth explodes and was allowed to keep his body but he soon forces King Yemma to send him to Hell when he starts blasting his surroundings.

Known Residents

Video Game Appearances

Heaven can be visited in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury. However, less emphasis is put on this place than in the anime.


  • Although it is called "Heaven", its function in the Dragon Ball series is more comparable to Limbo as it is accessible to those who, while having done good deeds, have not done enough to keep their bodies in the afterlife. The location also bears a resemblance to the Ancient Greek concept of Asphodel Fields, in which those who have done good deeds but have never managed to carry out heroic acts are destined to reach.
    • Dabura is the only evil character known to have been sent to heaven as being a demon from Demon Realm, Dabura would enjoy Hell so King Yemma sent him to heaven as a form of punishment. Ironically, Dabura himself become a good person while in heaven though his punishment was implied in the manga.



Site Navigation