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Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Azalea Festival held during the golden week holiday around the crowded with many people, but of azalea is glamorous. Spring in full swing, feel excited to go every year.
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  • I was there when everything was in full bloom and it was a great sight. The entrance fee is obly 200 Yen for the flowers. The rest is free. 
  • Yanesen 1000 walk with Nezu shrine. Was just starting to bloom azalea flowers, very clean. The azalea Garden on Garden fee of 200 yen is required. To the GW is likely emerged in full bloom.
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  • 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.
  • Very rich-looking and beautiful shrine. All red and golds, extremely well maintained. You can't get inside, that's the downside. The park and other stuff around are nice, not maintained as well as the main building, but nice to walk around.
  • Spring is the greatest time to visit here, especially because of Azaleas blooming at nearby
  • Great shrine
  • Awesome shrine!
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