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Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo

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#14 of 525 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. Using our world travel planner, Tokyo attractions like Nezu Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Was creating an atmosphere environment, nice gate. Many foreign tourists have felt there are popular, as well as local people. Many eateries around the shrine and temple to go lunch may be good.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Nezu shrine North signal side of the approach to parking. Ticket Office with 2 discount parking rates. It is a beautiful shrine Tokyo 10, surrounded by forest and water in the city.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Went to see the Azalea Festival during the golden week, but anymore would be gone at so azalea found, sorry. Put a donation in the past was like standing in line to pay a visit to yanesen today thousands of people before the Offertory, or the effects of care was a long line.
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  • April 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    Beautiful shrine with a quite long torii path. Very spacious and comfortable, but limited things to see.
  • May 5, 2017
    Neat place during April Thru first weekend of May to view the azaleas and gnosh on some good eats. The area in front of the shrine is loaded with vendors that serve anything from takoyaki, noodles, shaved ice, grilled anything and entertainment activities for the kids. The shrine usually has some cultural events on stage as well. The best time to view the azaleas will be mid April as they start to wilt in early May.
  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    Beautiful buildings and natural environment, not too busy with visitors so feels peaceful. Recommend the Azalea festival end of April beginning of May.

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