Nezu shrine holds azaleas festival until May 6 2013. White, red, pink, Many kinds of azaleas are full bloom now. Nezu shrine is at old-fashioned town. It is a little west of Ueno and close to Tokyo University. Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi built these building in 1706.
It was a small rainy day. But many people enjoyed azaleas.
Many azaleas are bloom. Torii gateways are in back.
Various breed azaleas are blooming. They are very beautiful.
Nezu Shrine charges 200 yen to enter to its azalea garden. Visitors pay its fee here. Admission to Nezu Shrine is free.
Roumon gate and Shimbashi bridge. This brige is relatively new. It was made in 2006.
This building name is “Haiden”. It enshrine God here. People were in line to pray to God. Haiden is a national important cultural property of Japan.
Small torii gateways stand at short intervals. Every torii is donated to this Nezu Shrine by somebody.
These torii gateways are short and narrow. So tall adult has to pass through them with low head.
Many stands opened in this shrine. This scene is an old fashioned style of Japanese festivals at shrines or temples.
Directions to Nezu Shrine
- It is a 5 minutes-walk from Nezu Station or Sendagi Station of Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
- It is a 5 minutes-walk from Todaimae Station of Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
- Azaleas Garden opens from 9:00 to 17:30 until May 6.
- See the official website of Nezu Shrine. *The website is in Japanese only.