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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. 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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  • Visited the shrine. There is usually a quiet shrine, new year's day and is crowded though. You just compared to the Senso-ji Temple and other famous temples and shrines at all pretty crowded so could visit soon. Shrine with ornate buildings remain from the Edo period specified as an important cultural property.
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  • Azalea season is very nice. In other seasons, never too crowded, and you can pray. Is familiar to the people of the region.
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  • This place gives you the chance to relax after busy time in the centre of Tokyo. Beautiful architecture and nature. Peace and calm. Truly Japanese. Warto odwiedzić, tak spokojne miejsce w zabieganym T...  more »
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  • Beautiful shrine. Be sure to walk down the old streets of Yanaka after this. Keep an eye on the dates for the Azalea festival.
  • Not much tourists at the moment and very good place to visit if you not visiting kyoto for the mini version of the infamous shrine.
  • Quite a walk from the nearest subway station. This old peaceful shrine comes to life during the spring Azalea Festival. This is the best time to visit although it is very crowded. It is amazingly beautiful.
  • A taste of Kyoto just a short walk from the Nippori and Yanaka areas. This Shrine is one of the bigger ones in Tokyo. The most characteristic element of the Shrine is tens of small red torii winding along a path next to a small stream. In the spring, hundreds of azaleas bloom on the slopes on the Shrine's grounds making for a very picturesque scenery. You can enjoy the view from the public square or pay a small fee and wander around between the bushes. Apart from the azalea festival, various other events are held on the grounds throughout the year, including a flea market and a festival floats parade.
  • Beautiful shrine with a quite long torii path. Very spacious and comfortable, but limited things to see.

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