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Nezu Shrine, Nezu

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#11 of 1,740 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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  • We arrived one morning at just after 9 am here and although there were a couple people wandering around, there really was hardly anyone yet. We were about to get some beautiful pictures and take our t...  more »
  • In early September, we visited 10 companies as a starting point. It is just over 5 minutes from Nezu Subway Station. There is a splendid torii when entering a narrow alley from Ninshi-dori street, and there is a wide azalea garden in the left hand when advancing a little. As you cross the shinbashi bridge and pass through the gorgeous red tower gate, you will be surrounded by a red wall, and there is a Tang Gate in the center. There is a splendid shrine of the right present construction ahead of that. Moreover, it is a thousand torii that a lot of torii are lined up though it is a considerably small torii in otome in the precincts.
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