Nezu Jinja Shrine is a very historical shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. In the surroundings of the shrine, there are old-fashioned Japanese confectionary shops, etc. and you can enjoy eating walks.
The beginning of Nezu Jinja Shrine dates back more than 1900 years ago. There is also a legend that YAMATO Takeru no Mikoto (a hero in ancient Japan) founded this shrine in Sendagi’s place.
After that, it was patronized by the statesman at the time, and in the Edo era, it seems that Tsunayoshi TOKUGAWA, the fifth-generation shogun of the Edo shogunate, brought up the current shrine. A lot of people come to visit here as one of “Tokyo Jissha” (10 shrines in Tokyo).
Everything from the main shrine to the two-storied gate remain as it was at that time until today. It is also designated as an important cultural asset of the country. The shrine has a rigorous atmosphere.
Speaking of the popular spots of Nezu Jinja Shrine, it is the red torii next to the Otome Inari Shrine in the same site. The figure that the Senbon Torii (a thousand torii) stands is remarkable, reminiscent of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto. It is said that if you pass this Senbon Torii from the north to the south, you will be got rid of evil. It is recommended to drop by before visiting the main shrine.
There is the Otome Inari Shrine just in the middle way to this Senbon Torii. A lot of people are taking a break as it is a well-kept view and open space. The large carps are swimming in a pleasant way in the waterway flowing under the eye.
One of the attractions of Nezu Jinja Shrine is famous for the azaleas blooming in the precincts. From April to May, the precincts are colored variously, and a sweet scent begins to drift. About 100 species of azaleas are planted in the Tsutsujigaoka hill of the precincts. Many people are visiting during the best season.
|Name:||Nezu Jinja Shrine|
|Address:||Nezu 1-28-9 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0031 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Nanboku-sen Line “Todaimae-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|