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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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This shrine dates back to the Edo period and is dedicated to the god of fertility and business success. Worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This small Shinto shrine is tucked away down a side street in Shinjuku, one of the busiest districts in Tokyo. The street noise seems to fade away as you enter the grounds, and the blooming sakura (cherry blossoms) added an additional touch of color.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Found this by accident behind our hotel. There was a nice garden path that looks like it had been an alleyway once and the shrine was adjacent to it. There were a bunch of women office workers dressed up in kimonos and doing the ritual hand washing and praying which was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I loved the vivid orange/red colour of this shrine. Great to find such a peaceful little shrine amongst the tall buildings and busy streets of Shinjuku.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We wouldn't have chanced on this gem, if not for the crowd streaming into a small lane to celebrate the Festival of a Thousand Lights on the 22nd Nov. Smallish shrine but great atmosphere with the throngs carrying offerings and queuing to worship. Come at night when beer is served at the hawker stalls, adding to the merriment.

Thank HansiZhai
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went to this shrine in this spring to see cherry blossoms. This shrine is not big nor presitgious, but famous for its good location lying in Shinjyuku Area. Located besides Shinjyuku shopping areas where a great many shops, restaurants, bars and department stores have, accessibility is very good, walking distance within 5 minutes from Shinjyuku Station that is the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Stumbled across this Shrine by accident during a Sunday market. The stall holders were great and were open to barter. The Shrine was being renovated, but looked like it would usually be quite beautiful. Tucked in between sky high buildings - a nice little scenery change.

Thank Ella P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Noticed that this Shrine was nearby the hotel Gracery (Godzilla fans unite!) and so took a short walk to it. It is also near the Samurai museum and Golden Gai. You could almost miss it depending on which direction you came into as we ended up approaching from a back entrance. It is a small area but was pleased to... More 

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