Nezu Shrine


Nezu-jinja (根津神社) is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan – the legend says that it is established over 1,900 years ago by the prince Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi and in 1706 the 5th shogun Tsunayoshi relocated it to Nezu, Tokyo. The azalea garden with 50 varieties of 3,000 azaleas that blooming from late April to May makes it one of the most impressive touristic spots in Tokyo in Spring.

Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com

Access: A 5-minute walk from Nezu Station, 9-minute walk from Sendagi Station (Chiyoda line) or 6-minutes walk from Todaimae Station (Namboku line).

 

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