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Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo
(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Soak up the atmosphere and history of Nezu Shrine, a Shinto shrine said to be one of the country's oldest. According to legend, Prince Osu founded the shrine in the 1st century CE, just north from the spot where it currently resides. The 17th-century Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa then moved the shrine to its current location to celebrate his having selected an heir. Made in traditional Gongen style, the shrine's vermilion coloration fits in nicely with the surrounding leafy scenery, and several of its architectural features--including the main hall, sanctuary, worship hall, and large gates--are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Using our world travel planner, Tokyo attractions like Nezu Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Senbon Torii Inari Shrine maiden, nature is full of very good and quiet even though located in bunkyo-Ku, the city is impressive and important cultural assets that include the DW
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  • Nezu shrine is surrounded by trees and going a little bit from the main street. What kind of DW spacious layout, and vermilion Torii. Must-visit the azalea flowers.
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  • Out of time, specially noticed the apotropaic exorcising went. East from the Foundation village near Yasuda Auditorium, akamon casually while you're away. On sunny days, breakfast and wedding misfortune exorcising prayers also were very helpful. Bill and porridge was returned in that 11-753 prayer shrine even more, because so many families and summarized in the prayer place, souvenir amulet and talisman will had heard at the reception and opened (,,;) So much is happening? Are there many trees shrine Torii gate beautiful, fine art, there is a small pond, to remind the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto within the same many of the Inari-San, look around and many a surrounding environment is accessible by Metro well, favorite.
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  • It is very interesting. It is slightly tucked away from the main street, which is good, because it makes it more peaceful. There is a tori path completely like with tori, it is a little short, but very fascinating. There are three small shrines along the tori path, and the main shrine and gate are wonderfully crafted and make for fantastic pictures. Please be respectful of the customs and traditions.
  • Since we went there from Hakusan Station of the I (Mita) Line, we had to walk long. But it was not bad to walk in quiet residential area. (C line or N line is a lot nearer :) The red torii gates (千本鳥居)was beautiful, which somehow reminded me of the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto.
  • Nice shrine, peaceful despite being somewhat busy. But for sighseeing, there's better, even in Tokyo. Still, if you're close by and have a bit of time, it's certainly wortg visiting.
  • Definitely a nice change from Asakusa. Nice as much action, but a calmer more peaceful experience.
  • A recommended place to go if you're in Japan but only plan to explore Tokyo. These gates are almost the same as Fushimi Inari Taisya in Kyoto but smaller and the route is shorter. Still worth for some photos.