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Nezu Shrine, Nezu

4.4
#11 of 1,739 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Soak up the atmosphere and history of Nezu Shrine, a Shinto shrine said to be one of the country's oldest. According to legend, Prince Osu founded the shrine in the 1st century CE, just north from the spot where it currently resides. The 17th-century Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa then moved the shrine to its current location to celebrate his having selected an heir. Made in traditional Gongen style, the shrine's vermilion coloration fits in nicely with the surrounding leafy scenery, and several of its architectural features--including the main hall, sanctuary, worship hall, and large gates--are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nezu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nezu Shrine is just a short walk from the MTR station, about 10 minutes on foot. The side side is found in the entrance of the Torii.
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  • The place where there was a torii with a different color in some places was tasteful. There was also a torii that said "Reiwa new year". Torii seems to be dedicated as "thank and thank God for the fulfillment of the wish." There are a lot of tourists on holidays, so let's take a way with the torii.
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