“Yanesen” area popular as downtown area in Tokyo. Among them, “Nezu Jinja Shrine” is a popular spot. There are innumerable torii gates like the Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, which is famous for thousands of torii gates, and it is tempting to take photographs.
About 3,000 azaleas are planted, and in the azalea season, you can enjoy beautiful scenery with colorful flowers.
With a vast site of more than 20000 square meters, Nezu Jinja Shrine is a shrine in Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, and is one of the “Great Ten Shrines in Tokyo.” It is also famous that literary artists such as Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki lived in the neighborhood.
In Nezu Jinja Shrine, there are “Japanese nutmeg of Partition to the Gods” which is said to fulfill people’s wishes, “Otome Inari” in which the goddess of grain, Ugandamitama no mikoto, is admired, and “Komagome Inari”. All are sacred places that benefit you from marriage.
Nezu Jinja Shrine is a very historical shrine that is reported to have been created about 1900 years ago by YAMATO Takeru no Mikoto. The current main shrine was built in 1706, and Honden (main hall), Heiden (hall of offerings), Haiden (worship hall), Karamon Gate, Nishimon Gate, Sukibei (see-through fence), and Romon Gate are designated as important national cultures.
“Avoidance of Bad Luck”, “Match-making”, and “Thriving Business” are said to benefit you. In addition, because Sugawara no Michizane, who is the god of learning, is also enshrined, it is said that “passing prayer” will also benefit you.
There are azalea gardens in precinct, and 3000 azaleas bloom in the season. The best time to see is April, so take a walk in the warm season. The “Azalea Festival” will also be held from April to May. Depending on the weather of the year, the best time of day will be different, but the planted azaleas can be enjoyed for a long period of time because there are 100 kinds and very different flowering times.
The Senbon Torii, which continues to the “Otome Inari shrine”, is also a very popular spot. Just like Fushimi-Inari in Kyoto, solemn red torii are lined up. Passing from the north to the south of the Senbon Torii is said to be able to “get off evil”. After leaving the torii, you will reach Otome Inari Shrine.
The nearest stations for Nezu Jinja Shrine are Chiyoda Line “Nezu Station” and “Sendagi Station”, and Subway Nanboku Line “Todaimae Station”, and it takes about 5 minutes from either station. As there are several bus stops of metropolitan buses such as “Nezu Jinja Shrine entrance” and “Dango Sakashita”, it is easy to access because there are some near.
A lot of people come to visit here as one of “Tokyo Jissha”
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).
The shrine has a rigorous atmosphere
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.
You will be got rid of evil
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.
Well-kept view and open space
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.
About 100 species of azaleas are planted in the Tsutsujigaoka hill of the precincts
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.
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|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)|