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Nezu Jinja Shrine

[Worth Considering!] [Seasonal Special!] [Little-Known Secret] [Religion] [Shrine] [Azalea]

[Seasonal] Azalea Flowers Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

Features
△ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see regular festival (festival days only)
2: to see Main Hall that is selected as national important cultural property
3: to see azalea at Bunkyo Azalea Festival (limited season only)

Shrine with tradition that is famous for beautiful azalea in Yanesen Area

If you visit Nezu Jinja Shrine, you will see about 3,000 azalea trees in the shrine grounds.

This Shinto shrine is famous for azalea flowers along with Jindai Botanical Gardens and Shiofune Kannonji Temple. The high season is in spring. "Bunkyo Azalea Festival" is held at its shrine grounds around from mid-April to early May. As pay option, you can go into Azalea Garden during the festival.

This Shinto shrine enshrines Susano-no-Mikoto, Oyamakui-no-Mikoto and Hontawake-no-Mikoto. Its shrine grounds have a solemn atmosphere. Main buildings of this shrine including Haiden Hall, Sukibei Fence, Karamon Gate, and Romon Gate are selected as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

You can also see the scenery of consecutive vermilion Torii Gates at Otome Inari Shrine.

Regular Grand Festival of Nezu Jinja Shrine is one of three major festivals in Tokyo along with Sanno Festival of Hie Jinja Shrine and Kanda Festival of Kanda Myoujin Shrine, while there are various views.

It has a history for about 1,900 years. It is a middle-sized Shinto shrine at commercial area in Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Sendagi station.

Event Information

"Grand Festival Event (Urayasu no Mai・Sanza no Mai)"
from September 15, 2018 (Saturday) to September 16, 2018 (Sunday)

"Grand Festival"
September 21, 2018 (Friday)

Finished Event Information

"The 46th Bunkyo Azalea Festival"
from April 11, 2015 (Saturday) to May 6, 2015 (Wednesday, Substitute Holiday)

"Oharae"
June 30, 2015 (Tuesday)

"Grand Festival Event (Urayasu no Mai・Sanza no Mai)"
from September 19, 2015 (Saturday) to September 20, 2015 (Sunday)

"Grand Festival"
September 21, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 17th Nezu and Sendagi Downtown Festival"
from October 17, 2015 (Saturday) to October 18, 2015 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Heritage Week"
from November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) to November 5, 2015 (Thursday)

"Niinamesai (Harvest Ceremony)"
November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2015 (Thursday)

"Hatsumoude"
January 1, 2016 (Friday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Komagome Inari Jinja Shrine and Otome Inari Jinja Shrine Hatsu Uma Grand Festival"
February 6, 2016 (Saturday)

"The 47th Bunkyo Azalea Festival"
from April 9, 2016 (Saturday) to May 5, 2015 (Thursday, National Holiday)
*During this event, Zuishinzo and Pictures of Thirty-six Immortals of Poets is open to the public twice a day at 12:00 and 14:00 (for each 20 minutes) at Nezu Jinja Shrine Main Shrine.

"Oharae (Great purification)"
June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

"Grand Festival Event (Urayasu no Mai・Nezu Gongen Drum・Sanza no Mai)"
from September 17, 2016 (Saturday) to September 18, 2016 (Sunday)

"The 18th Nezu and Sendagi Downtown Festival"
from October 15, 2016 (Saturday) to October 16, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Heritage Week 2016: Shaden is open to the public"
from October 31, 2016 (Monday) to November 2, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Niinamesai (Harvest Ceremony)"
November 23, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2016 (Saturday)

"Hatsumoude"
January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"The 63th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 26, 2017 (Thursday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2017 (Friday)

"Komagome Inari Jinja Shrine and Otome Inari Jinja Shrine Hatsu Uma Grand Festival"
February 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"The 48th Bunkyo Azalea Festival"
from April 8, 2017 (Saturday) to May 5, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)
*During this event, Pictures of Thirty-six Immortals of Poets is open to the public twice a day at 12:00 and 14:00 (for each 20 minutes) at Nezu Jinja Shrine Main Shrine.

"Oharae (Great purification)"
June 30, 2017 (Friday)

"Grand Festival Event (Tate Performance: Kojin・Urayasu no Mai・Nezu Gongen Drum・Sanza no Mai)"
from September 16, 2017 (Saturday) to September 17, 2017 (Sunday)

"Grand Festival"
September 21, 2017 (Thursday)

"The 19th Nezu and Sendagi Downtown Festival"
from October 14, 2017 (Saturday) to October 15, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Heritage Week 2017: Shaden is open to the public"
from October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) to November 2, 2017 (Thursday)

"Niinamesai (Harvest Ceremony)"
November 23, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Oharae (Great purification)"
December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

"Hatsumoude"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 64th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 25, 2018 (Thursday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2018 (Saturday)

"Komagome Inari Jinja Shrine and Otome Inari Jinja Shrine Hatsu Uma Grand Festival"
February 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

"The 49th Bunkyo Azalea Festival"
from April 7, 2018 (Saturday) to May 6, 2018 (Sunday)
*During this event, Zuijinzo and Pictures of Thirty-six Immortals of Poets are open to the public twice a day at 12:00 and 14:00 (for each 20 minutes) at Nezu Jinja Shrine Main Shrine.

"Oharae (Great purification)"
June 30, 2018 (Saturday)

Necessary Time
It takes about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
The azalea garden at shrine grounds opens from 9:00 to 17:30 during Bunkyo Azalea Festival.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free. However, the admissions fee to enter the azalea garden during Bunkyo Azalea Festival is 200-yen.

Access
It takes about 5 minutes from Sendagi Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)
◎ Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)
◎ Todaimae Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
○ Hon-Komagome Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
◎ Hakusan Station (Toei Subway: Mita Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Nezu Jinja Shrine

Name in Roman Letters
Nezu Jinja

Name in Japanese
根津神社
ねづじんじゃ

Address
1-28-9, Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, 113-0031, Tokyo

Telephone Number
03-3822-0753

URL
http://www.nedujinja.or.jp

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