Nezu Shrine

Last weekend, we visited a quiet area east of Tokyo called Nezu, which is part of Yanesen, an amalgam of the temple districts of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi.

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First, we had lunch at a popular restaurant named Kamachiku, a family run noodle shop set in a century old granary with a modern addition designed by architect Kengo Kuma.

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Of course, we ordered their speciality – handmade udon. It was oishii (delicious).

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It overlooks a soothing Japanese garden.

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After lunch, a short walk brought us to the nearby Nezu Shrine, a 300 year old Shinto shrine built using the Gongen-style architecture.

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Apparently, all the original buildings have survived fires, wars and earthquakes, and thus are designated as nationally important cultural properties.

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There were orange torii gates as well.

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Read TokyoFive’s blog entry titled Nezu Shrine Festival last September.

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