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1-28-9 Nezu, Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

In addition, besides being in the middle of an exuberant nature in the capital, it also has a koi pond and a red tori tunnel. During the spring its almost 3000 azaleas trees creates this explosion of colors. The Bunkyo Azalea Festival 2019 is scheduled...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank novocalculodarota
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Beautiful blooming azaleas everywhere, small shrinebut well worth to visit. I am taking my tourist groups there, is old downtown area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MarieKroupova
Reviewed November 28, 2018

A stunning place, famous for its corridor of Tori gates, a great place for a walk around, photos, general rest time. Be patient, every one seems to want the same photos within the gates, so take your time here. Don't miss the shrine.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karina K
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We went to a lot of shrines during our Japan trip, and really enjoyed this one. Large gardens to enjoy, attractive tunnels of torii gates and very pretty designs on the shrine. Not many people about. Even on a Sunday, Goshuin were available which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful shrine and garden. Peaceful setting and lovely colours. Easy to get to on the metro. Well worth a visit if time permits.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank paulajeancraig
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Charming, quiet shrine known for its many gates over one of the walkways. It's a place where locals bring their young children of certain ages to celebrate particular age related special occasions. It's a lovely place to linger for a bit and enjoy the serene...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Being one of my best shrine experiences so far in Japan, I would suggest not missing this location if you are traveling in the area. Especially the garden section and the row of torii gates were extremely fascinating. Even though the compound is quite small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EduSnacker
Reviewed July 6, 2018

we came for Senbo torii(千本鳥居).It's really amazing and definitely worths to come. not far from metro station, but the main gate sign is not conspicuous.we missed it, so went in by the side door. Although the district seems like residential area, along the road to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lisa14544
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Nezu Shrine in Tokyo's Bunkyo ward is one of Japan's oldest shrines; according to Japan Visitor, legend has it that what later became Nezu Shrine was first founded in Sendagi, just north of its current location in Nezu, in the first century A.D. Nearly all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Adrian2016Traveller
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

There are other shrines around Tokyo but this was a delight. It was beautiful and peaceful which meant we could enjoy the experience. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ueno, Asakusa
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
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Tiara S
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Dr_Bingcarlos | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The shrine is always open. They only charge a fee to walk inside the azalea garden when the plants are in bloom. Not sure if there will still be blooms when you arrive but you can always visit. You might be lucky and... More
April 20, 2018|
Response from Dr_Bingcarlos | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The shrine does not close but if you want to walk in the garden with the azaleas, you have to see the Azalea Festival schedule for 2019. The garden opens at 9AM during the festival.
ravit s
September 16, 2015|
Response from Flitcraft | Reviewed this property |
Take the Chiyoda metro line to Nezu station. The shrine is only a couple minutes walk from there--you can see the local map at the station.