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Nezu Shrine

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Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice and peaceful

Unlike visits to other shrines in Tokyo, this is empty of one thing people which is great, even at the height of Cherry blossom time

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ross B
Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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。

Thank S T
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While moving around on foot in Yanaka we headed to this shrine located in a quaint neighbourhood. The highlight has to be the series of small vermillion Torii gates located to one side of the shrine. The shrine is peaceful. If you are there during the cherry blossom season do check out the beautiful tree located towards the right exit... More 

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Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike visits to other shrines in Tokyo, this is empty of one thing people which is great, even at the height of Cherry blossom time

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and peaceful. Lots of nice view and anyone who loves taking photo will love this shrine. There is Torii walk-way that is long enough for you to feel like you are at Kyoto. The Shrine itself is also stunning. Around 12 March, there is a Sakura tree already bloomed in inner shrine. Can't miss.

Thank Piero P
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Instead of putting yourself into the most crowded areas and the famous temples of Tokyo, let me recommend Yanaka/Nezu and this lovely shrine/temple. The Azaleas will be blooming in April and there may be crowds then. Otherwise, it's a quiet corner of the world with some fine old buildings, carved stones, flowing waterways, etc. Highly recommended if you appreciate quiet... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The shrine is a hidden gem - not many tourists come here, which is nice. It has a Inari shrine inside it, which is a nice Tori-i gate walk and a good place to take pictures :) It's walking distance from Sendagi station which is also close to the beautiful Yanaka area.

Thank Matan K
Batam, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I really like this place. when visited this shrine ( Late November ) the place not that crowded, only some visitors. it might be not that easy to find this Shrine. Bit far from Nezu train station but still can be reach by walking. And strolling around this area is a fun things to do as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful colourful temple in lovely surroundings. Quite a lively weekend hang out for the local elderly and young families. Only 20 minutes walk from the north tip of ueno park. Combine this with a walk around lovely old Yanaka and the many quaint shops and temples in the area

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is one of Tokyo's oldest shrines, dating back to 1705. It is a wonderful place in Bunkyo-ku if you are visiting Tokyo Dome, the "Big Egg," Tokyo University, or Ueno Park. Nezu is most famous during the Azalea season. It is complete with several buildings and an arch pathway of Torii. But watch your head walking beneath them. Japanese... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

A peacefull serene place worthy of your time, wether it be the begining or the end of the day a visit to this temple refreshes your senses. As a bonus this place has a lot of interesting points for your photos. A cute shrine, which is not a crowded. A must see on your visit to Tokyo.

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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