Nezu Shrine

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The main hall (honden) at Nezu Shrine
  • Established: 1706
  • Japanese: 根津神社 (Nezu jinja)

Nezu Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Tokyo, established in 1706 by Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi at the site where his nephew and successor, Tokugawa Ienobu, was born in 1662.

The chief deity of the shrine is a protective kami of the birthplace. The shrine is a fine example of gongen-zukuri architecture - the style of shrine architecture associated with the Tokugawa clan - and has been nationally designated as an Important Cultural Property.


  • Plaques outside University of Tokyo campus, in the vicinity of Nezu Shrine.[1]