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Nezu Shrine

1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-0753
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“azalea festival” (12 reviews)
“torii gates” (6 reviews)
“chiyoda line” (5 reviews)
1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-0753
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nezu Shrine is believed to have been established over 1,900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto. The Gongen-style architecture of the shrine buildings, gates and walls are designated as Nationally Important Cultural Properties. It was fun to walk under the tunnels...More

Thank Sakewino
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Saw pictures in a guide book and we walked here from Ueno station (20min walk). Beautiful gardens and fantastic shrine untouched by WW2. Very quiet mid week and we could meander through the site slowly. Torii gated pathways were lovely. Would recommend as a quiet...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Nezu shrine with its rows of red torii gates, similar to Fushimi Inari, only on a smaller scale. A very peaceful shrine, quiet & tranquil with little crowds. Perfect for photo taking & enjoy the scenery! Totally recommend, especially if you are walking around Yanesen....More

1  Thank aska215
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This place reminds me of kyoto. Definitely not as awesome as kyoto but still a cool place to visit. We enjoyed walking around and taking lots of pictures.

Thank mariannek902017
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Nezu Shrine, one of the most beautiful shrines in Tokyo, located near Ueno Park. Famous for its Azalea Festival held in April-May, this shrine is a favorite destination of many Tokyoites and international visitors. It is also popular as a venue for traditional Japanese weddings.one...More

Thank dristithakur
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spent a short after-hours visit to this shrine. We enjoyed walking through the small set of gates and took a few pictures. The next day we walked through in the early morning and saw a wedding party gathering for pictures. It had plenty of...More

Thank themanofec
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Unfortunately I wasn't able to visit kyoto this time around but this place looked super similar to the fushimi inari shrine in kyoto so for those of you who don't have time to visit kyoto this is a good place to visit!

Thank jesswong555
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The shrine looks great and you can see a lot of small torii gates within the grounds as well as a few interesting statues. It wasn't very busy during our visit which was very nice. We were there early March, just too early for cherry...More

1  Thank AdventuringJack
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It is lucky that we came in the time of Azalea blooming. Though the chain of toril gates, this quiet shrine became a botanic garden. The view from the shrine entrance is magnificent. With a mere 200 yen entrance fee, you can enjoy the close...More

Thank MadeleineKam
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very quiet, cozy place very close to Tokyo university. Ponds, bridge, and lots of Torii in Nezu Shrine. Also you can see the Noh stage, for traditional Japanese play. 東大からすぐ近くにある根津神社。 大きな鳥居をくぐって境内に入ると、池や千本鳥居が目に入ります。 能舞台も必見。夜はライトアップされていて幻想的でした。

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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ravit s
16 September 2015|
Response from Flitcraft | Reviewed this property |
Take the Chiyoda metro line to Nezu station. The shrine is only a couple minutes walk from there--you can see the local map at the station.