Nezu Shrine Azalea Garden

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Tokyo's Hidden Shrine's Breathtaking Azalea Garden

Tokyo's Hidden Shrine's Breathtaking Azalea Garden

Nezu Shrine in Tokyo is one of the oldest shrines said to have been built more than 1,300 years ago. While famous for the beautiful torii gates similar to Fushimi Inari in Kyoto and a designated Important Cultural Property of Japan, the shrine is best known for its wonderful Azalea flowers and Azalea Festival between April and May. The array of bright azalea flowers has many calling this Tokyo's most beautiful shrines and a perfect place to enjoy cherry blossom hanami viewing. The garden grounds boasts over 3,000 azalea plants of 100 varieties, including rare breeds like Fuji-tsutsuji and Hanaguruma species. The shrine also features other classic elements of Japanese shrines, including a two-stories tower gate (rōmon), main building (honden), Chinese gate (Karamon), and lattice windowed walls (Sukibei walls). Come enjoy this wonderful garden during your free day on a Spring Cherry Blossom Japan Tour between Tokyo & Kyoto, or during a private Japan tour vacation customized to include Nezu Shrine and all the best flower spots in Japan.

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