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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Peace in the city

A beautiful 17th century shrine between the red light district and business area. The shrine is beautiful and we caught it during cherry blossoms. Parts covered in scaffolding... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A decent shrine, accessible from several streets; small and typical. Kind of an evening hang out for teens but rather peaceful. Its a shame the rather bland boxy architecture of Shinjuku has been built up around it, leaving little extra space in the environment to appreciate its setting.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it by accident. Not an outstanding shrine site. It was quiet late afternoon and their appears to be lots of work going on at this time so few buildings to see.

Thank altoland
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small shrine in the middle of Shinjuku. But it was nicely laid out with cherry blossom trees as a context. We enjoyed seeing it and observing the practice of the rituals at a Shinto shrine. Very interesting.

Thank brian790
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely shrine to visit. The cherry blossoms were out and it was beautiful. Peaceful in the middle of a busy day. Would recommend

Thank Carole C
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After you have visited Golden Gai, why not drop by the Hanazono Shrine, its not as busy as the Meiji jingu shrine. Its traditional and the locals frequent here . Watch the locals and follow their lead on how to offer prayers.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful 17th century shrine between the red light district and business area. The shrine is beautiful and we caught it during cherry blossoms. Parts covered in scaffolding, assuming it's getting repairs and painting.

Thank HikerGail
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very typical, but nonetheless beautiful shrine, right in the heart of Shinjuku You can look, but you can't actually go into the main building. The cherry blossom is not out yet, but it will look beautiful when it is There are some interesting little statues dotted around, dedicated I believe to the fertility gods

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

A Shinto Temple hidden away in Shinjuku, but actually quite near the centre, we walked down from Isetan Department stores and then on to our hotel in the Kabuchi area via a narrow typical old Tokyo style laneway. Check web sights for antique/second hand markets as one Sunday a month one is held in the Temple grounds. I bought 2... More 

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

This shrine dates back to the Edo period and is dedicated to the god of fertility and business success. Worth a visit

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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

It is between two buildings near Isetan and the intersection. There is lots of Sakura tree. Must be really beautiful if all blooms together at the same time. I only saw one but it is still nice. Recommended to visit when you got all bore with the city view around.

Thank Piero P

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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