• Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)

    A shrine with many important cultural properties

Nezu Jinja shrine (根津神社) is a very old shrine in Tokyo. The Shaden (社殿) etc, which were built in 1706 are still existent at that time. For that reason, eight building of the shrine are designated as important cultural assets of the country.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)

Ōtorii (大鳥居) at the entrance of Nezu shrine's "Omotesando (表参道)".

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Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) 大鳥居

Kan-Bashi (神橋 / Bridge) and "Ro-mon Gate (楼門)”.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Kan-Bashi (Bridge)

These are few part of many 'Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)' photos.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Ro-mon Gate (楼門)

Ro-mon Gate (楼門).

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Ro-mon Gate (楼門)

On the left side of the precincts (境内) of shrine is the azalea hill.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) azalea hill

There is a turtle in a small pond.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) pond

There is an entrance of "Senbon Torii (千本鳥居)" in the middle part of the Azalea hill.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) azalea hill

Pictures of Otome Inari Jinja shrine (乙女稲荷神社) and "Senbon Torii (千本鳥居)" are posted on a separate page.

There is a rest space in the precincts (境内) of shrine.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) rest space

Kaguraden (神楽殿 / sacred dance (kagura) hall).

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Kaguraden

There is "Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place)" opposite Kaguraden (神楽殿).

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Temizuya

Be sure to wash your hands before entering the god area.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Temizuya

Manner of Temizuya (手水舎)

* In this process, carried out with one dipper-full of water!!

  1. Put water in "Ladle" which is placed in the Temizuya.
  2. Holding Ladle in your right hand, wash your left hand.
  3. next, wash your right hand.
  4. Put water in the left hand and move to mouth, wash the mouth.
  5. Hold the Ladle vertically so remaining water runs down and clean the handle.

This is a general usage Manner.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Temizuya

Kara-mon Gate (唐門).

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Kara-mon Gate

* 茅の輪くぐり (Chinowa-kuguri) is a traditional events for "drop the sin and Impurity". It is held every June and December.

The Shaden (社殿) was built in 1706.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Shaden

The same god as Izumo Taisha, "Yamato Takeru no Mikoto (日本武尊)" is enshrined.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Shaden

Many people wish for "恋愛成就 (success of love)" and "商売繁盛 (success of business)".

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Shaden

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) manner of worship

  1. Let's put a coin in the saisen box.
  2. Twice, bow your head and let's say a deep greeting.
  3. Match your hands at the chest height, clap two times, and pray to the god.
  4. Finally, let's bow again and say a deep greeting once.

There is a Juyosho (授与所 / amulet reception counter) on the right side of the shrine. *9:30am -15:30

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Juyosho

This is the back side of "Kara-mon Gate (唐門)". * Shaden side

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Kara-mon Gate

It is informed that a wish came true in old days when people pray this Tree (Kaya tree).

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)  Kaya tree

Long ago, it seems that God's messenger "White Snake" had settled in this Kaya tree.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)  Kaya tree

Under the tree (Kaya tree), many "Omikuji (おみくじ / paper random fortunes)" are tied up.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社)  Kaya tree

This is "Nishi-mon gate (西門 /west gate)".

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) west gate

One of the entrances of the "Sukibei (透塀 /openwork wall)".

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) west gate

Otome Inari Jinja (乙女稲荷神社) seen from the front of the west gate.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Otome Inari Jinja

Pictures of Otome Inari Jinja shrine (乙女稲荷神社) and "Senbon Torii (千本鳥居)" are posted on a separate page.

"Sukibei (透塀 /openwork wall)" with a total length of 200 meters surrounding the shrine is also designated as a national heavy-cultural asset.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) Sukibei

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) is a shrine with many couples doing "神前結婚式 (wedding before divine)".

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) wedding

In this case, you will be able to take photograph of wonderful marriage.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) wedding


This is a picture of late April.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) azalea

In this shrine, the azalea festival will be held.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) azalea

* Photograph of the Azalea Festival will be posted at a later date.

photographed on 26 Apr. 2016. but, here are still many green.

Nezu Jinja Shrine (根津神社) azalea

The photograph was taken from 2014 to 2016.

Nezu Jinja (根津神社) where there are many valuable shrine's buildings that remain since long ago.
It is a very quiet and peaceful shrine where you can feel the good old days of Tokyo in Tokyo. It will be nice to go early in the morning!

[BUNKYO-KU] Nezu Jinja (根津神社)

  • Address : 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone : 03-3822-0753
  • Time : 9:30am - 15:30
  • Access : [Subway] Chiyoda-Line (千代田線), "Nezu Station (根津駅)", "Sendagi Station (千駄木駅)". 5-minute walk. Namboku-Line (南北線), "Tōdaimae Station (東大前駅)", 5-minute walk
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