Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine is a small shrine complex and garden, famous for it’s yearly Azalea Festival. It has around 3000 azaleas, while the shrine itself is a great example of Edo period architecture.

Budget travel tips

  • It’s quite a small shrine complex, so only come here during the Azalea Festival in early April to early May.

How to get there

From Shinjuku station, take the Marunouchi Line (red Metro line) to Yotsuya, then take the Nanboku line (green Metro line) to Todaimae station (29 mins, 330 yen). From Exit 2, walk north (going under an overpass), take a right at the first traffic lights and walk down the road for 2 minutes. The shrine is on your right.


Opening times: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Garden Cost: 200 yen

Shrine Admission: Free


Hostels and Cheap Hotels

It’s not far from Asakusa, so it’s best to stay there.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.