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Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo
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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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  • Very nice slowly watching the buildings, such as the shrine Nezu shrine famous for azalea is too removed, timing. Smudge all of gongen shrine, Dono, haiden, karamon, gate and wall / gate has survived. Is provided in the important cultural asset in the country.
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  • Nezu shrine famous for azalea. Arrived from the Metropolitan underground subway station at sendagi station or Nezu Station, not to excuse me from the back gate. Entering from the back gate and enters the eyes senbon was red for example immediately on your right. The head of the House? The unbeatable in Kyoto Fushimi shrine. Foreign tourists do not straighten the legs until the Kyoto time is recommended. Once again on the front gate around the shrine. Coincidently 753 families had many precincts. It is a shrine of the tranquil atmosphere. You may go '1000谷根' tour and Yanaka Ginza finished praying, isn't it?
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  • The shrine with the famous power spot acquaintances came to listen. Shrine Yashiki 六代 Shogun Tokugawa rope shigetomo was born and raised in it. Azalea spread on one side next to the road leading to the Inari Shrine maiden in many a red Torii gate through the walking path. Visit urban oasis, the University Hospital of the University of Tokyo and other adjacent premises, the heart is healed. It is recommended.
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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.