Nezu-jinja Shrine

Tokyo, Kanto

The Nezu-jinja Shrine is said to have been established over 1,900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi with Susanoo no Mikoto as the chief deity. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), the 5th shogun Tsunayoshi relocated it from Sendagi to Nezu to commemorate the adoption of Ienobu as his successor and the 6th shogun Ienobu chose it as the guardian deity. The Gongen-style architectures (typical of modern shrines) of Honden (main sanctuary), Haiden (worship hall), Heiden (offering hall), Karamon (Chinese-style gate), Romon (two-story gate) and Sukibei (lattice-windowed wall) are designated as nationally Important Cultural Properties.’


1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee
Free in the shrine precincts
[Rail]JR Tokyo Station/Tokyo Metro Otemachi Station/6 min./Nezu Station/On foot/5 min.

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