TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Nezu-Jinja Shrine (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
On the tech side of our original video coverage, there's nothing better than the IREX international robotics trade show, or if cars are your thing, the DRiFTWiRED music video shot in the mountains of Tochigi is one of a kind, but we also share more contemplative, day to day slices of Japanese life. In the vein of the latter, we hope you enjoy our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Tokyo Nezu-Jinja Shrine
Another gorgeous temple hidden in plain sight!
According to the temple’s history, the Nezu Temple or Nezu-Jinha Shrine was founded 1900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi (near Nippori). It was only during the Edo era that the temple was relocated to its current location.
Like the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno, the Nezu-Jinja Shrine is styled after Nikko’s Toshogu Shrine, also known as Gongen or Ishinoma-zukuri style. But perhaps the most well-known feature of this temple, and particularly popular among foreigners, is the long Torii pathway (red arches) located on the left hand side of the temple and surrounded by azalea bushes.
If you want to enjoy a stunning view of the Torii tunnel surrounded by thousands of azalea flowers, the best time to visit this temple is in April.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
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TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
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