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Nezu Shrine

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Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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An interesting shrine that combines shinto and Buddhist aesthetics

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank DiazOkanza
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Dolores186338
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

After watching a YouTube video suggesting nezu shrine, I was delighted I went. Compared to the Meji shrine and the shrine in Asakusa, nezu was far better. For one, it wasn't thronged with tourists. You could take your time, enjoy the temples at leasure and get a real feeling for the peace the place could offer. Secondly, the walk we... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

One of my favourite places in Tokyo when I'm in the Yanaka or Ueno areas. Visited mostly by Japanese or local residents, it is really a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the well preserved buildings and beautiful trees. Office workers stop by to pray on the way to work in the early morning. Access is easy by subway Chiyoda... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out if your in the area. Plan on going back when it's festival is on early April-may. Some nice red torii too if you're into that thing.

Thank Ben L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A rest & relax quiet place with lots of greenery & beautiful flowers although not fully bloomed yet when visited the place. If you have enough of most tourist attractions in Tokyo & like much less crowded place for a nice stroll & enjoy fresh air, walk thru the torri gate & feel cleanse your mind & soul :)

Thank cooblue
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

If you are tired of the noisy crowed city that can visit here and walk around the area, there are some nice restaurants, hand-made souvenir stores nearby, very quiet and peaceful! 東京市區裡的安靜廟宇及街道。附近有不少可愛的小店以賣手工藝品為主,同時也有小餐廳、咖啡店等可以休息,很舒服安靜的區域。

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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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