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Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo

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#13 of 1,340 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nezu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Butterfly Station on Chiyoda line Nezu, sendagi station between. It is a shrine that was established by Yamato takeru Takashi historical right. From Nezu Shinobazu will go through the narrow road going from the street. Not too much big shrine? Thinking comes into view, a beautiful cherry tree gate. Is a Shinto shrine, although not overpowering sense of Senso-ji Temple and shrine established many, beautiful green. Specialty's senbon Torii and azalea garden. But unfortunately had almost fallen azaleas are beautiful green azalea shelves. Senbon Torii is the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, but here's a somewhat small (Fushimi Inari did a so'm!). But pressure is only this Torii lined up! Slip through the tall Torii gate is touching. Nezu, sendagi tree area is full of attractions, but main no longer was I here it is!
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  • From sendagi station and enter from the back, but is a little distance from the yushima station if from omote-Sando. Azalea mountain was already too much time feeling lonely. Tourists from Taiwan people per party and could visit slowly, neighbours, or below average. Shrine is designated nationally others gongen shrine, haiden and gate. Nezu shrine Temple of typeface and font capped a nokyo-Sho, is almost the same. You can't tell someone has written, and seal. Behind the scenes approach, funny, there were many.
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  • One of the dozen Tokyo. In the back there were many Inari and komagome Inari, Inari Shrine maiden. Natsume Soseki, Mori ogai et sat literary recreation stone there. Parking fee-ish.
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  • A beautiful shrine, I forgot for a while that I was in Tokyo. Especially worth visiting in azalea season, the blooms are incredible to see. You can view them for free from the grounds, or pay 200yen to walk among them.
  • Beautiful gardens! 200 yen contributed for azalea walk. Good buns and amizake too
  • Not too busy. The grounds have nice shrubs all over that have gorgeous pink and purple blooms all over. Got a goshuin for my goshuincho although it was stamped instead of written.
  • It's a very nice shrine, peaceful and quiet within the metropolitan jungle. Next to the main shrine is a carp pond overseen by shirt smaller shrine and the tori gate walkway. This is to some extend unique in Tokyo. The shrine is ready to reach by bus, a little bit further from the metro, but also still in walking distance from Ueno station. I would recommend visiting here, if you have plenty of time for Tokyo.
  • Torii鳥居are often seen in Oinarisanお稲荷様where people celebrate fox caves mainly because, I think, people love and protect Fox cave along with many birds cohabitants of fox cave and woods. Torii 鳥居are designed for giving test places for birds in showing people’s respect for birds as well where they respect fox and the whole nature and hill or woods. So, Torii 鳥居is symbol of peaceful cohabitation between animals normally deemed as enemies each other; Toriis are given and respected by many Japanese people because Torii is always representing peoples’ hope and belief of peaceful cohabitation and prosperity in wise choices and knowledge to give rest and peace of joyful healthy life of birds free from fear from brutality in the woods, near of cave of fox mountain. Torii gives everyone sense of serene because of the core wish of peaceful cohabitation and wise of enemies to avoid selfkill wars. Nezu shrine was built/located at the hill of Tsutsuji (Rhododendron )and fox cave that had been used to be the 5th Shogun Tokugawa Tunayoshi’s brother Tsunashige’s holiday house. Tunayoshi loved the woods and animals in the nature in avoiding lure of invasion or reason of justification of invasion and war within or outside. Then his brother also loved this hill and built Nezu shrine to celebrate his son Ienobu 徳川家宣 and protect peace and love in cohabitation with the nature and unnecessary ungrounded meaningless power struggle only for political conflicts and shows.
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