【根津/NEZU】根津神社/NEZU SHRINE

The shrine is famous for its azaleas which means that the best season to visit would be April or May. However, the shrine itself is designated as a cultural asset of national importance, so now is a good time as any to go. Some of the structures go back as far as 1706.

nezu shrine loop

千本鳥居(senbon torii) refers to the red arches below.

nezu shrine torii front

The Torii were paid for by people who had their wish come true.  They did this so they could express their gratitude towards the gods.  If you look closely, you will see the name of the person as well as the date the Torii was constructed on.   It is believed that if you walk through the Torii starting with the North  towards the South, you will be able to shake off negative energy.nezu shrine torii

Many famous Japanese writers wandered to this shrine looking for inspiration and s0me peace and quiet.  Who knows, maybe this place will bring out the writer in you.nezu shrine koi pond

NAME: Nezu Shrine
WEBSITE:  http://www.nedujinja.or.jp
ADDRESS:〒113-0031 Tōkyō-to, Bunkyō-ku, Nezu, 1 Chome−28, 根津1丁目28-9

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