Nezu Shrine - Tokyo
Nezu Shrine (根津神社) is in the Bunkyo Ward, an area Tokyo that holds a lot of history with a somewhat nostalgic feel. It’s one of Tokyo’s oldest shrines and is certainly one of the most beautiful, located in a park surrounded by lots of greenery and ponds of koi carp and turtles.
There is a collection of attractive red wooden arches (torii) that are typical of Japanese culture. It resembles the infamous Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) in Kyoto, although on a much smaller scale. The torii-lined paths lead to and from a viewing platform which is part of the smaller Otome Inari Shrine, a shrine-within-a-shrine overlooking the main shrine structures.
To get to the shrine head to Nezu Station on the Chiyoda line from Tokyo Station and it’s around a 5 minute walk from the station. Upon exiting Nezu station take a left out of Exit 1, walk a couple of minutes, and then turn left at the second traffic lights (Nezu-Jinja-Iriguchi intersection). Walk for a couple of minutes and the shrine is on your right.
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