Dating from 1706, Nezu Shrine is an excellent example of large scale Edo-era shrine architecture. Featuring superbly contrasting vermilion and gold lacquered ‘gongen-zukuri’ style buildings, its designation as an Important Cultural Property seems justified. Also competing for attention is ‘Tsutsuji-en’, a 2,000 tsubo (around 6,600 square metres) Japanese azalea garden in the shrine’s precincts. Housing around 50 varieties of 3,000 azaleas, the garden attracts numerous sightseers each spring. Trivia buffs take note: this venerable shrine was first established in Sendagi around 1,900 years ago, and only transferred to Nezu to commemorate the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa’s choosing of his successor.
|Venue name:||Nezu Shrine||Contact:|
1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku
|Transport:||Nezu Station or Sendagi Station (Chiyoda line), Todaimae Station (Namboku line)|
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Things to do
Nezu Shrine Festival
A centuries-old highlight at a shrine that itself dates back to 1706, this downtown classic isn’t that different from your usual matsuri festival – think traditional dance and music, food stalls and plenty of sweaty folks in ‘happi’ coats – but always...Saturday September 15 2018 - Sunday September 16 2018 Free