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Hanazono Jinja Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3200-3093
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Tranquility among the hustle and bustle

A historical shrine since 17 century, and was rebuilt in 1965. It is located opposite to the Isetan Department Store, 3 minutes walk from the Kabukicho. The beautiful red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Taipei, Taiwan
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Swansea, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

if you are close to it as our hotel was and you haven't seen a Shinto shrine before it's well worth a visit. We were fortunate enough to meet English speaking Japanese who explained the purpose of their visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A historical shrine since 17 century, and was rebuilt in 1965. It is located opposite to the Isetan Department Store, 3 minutes walk from the Kabukicho. The beautiful red shrine is surrounded by a garden with a luxuriant vegetation. This is a place of tranquility and peace among the bustling area. If you don’t like the crowds and noise of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Exploring Shinjuku, I saw a huge red gate and found out that it is Jinja shrine of Hanazono which was built in EDO era around year 1603 ! So amazed finding a beautiful shrine in the middle of the biggest city in Tokyo, also impressed by shiny green of the trees and such a quiet and calm place right behind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

There are bigger, more impressive shrines in Japan, but the thing that makes the Hanazono shrine special is its location: Shinjuku almost defines modern Japan, yet a ten minute walk from the busiest railway station in the country, the shrine gives you a glimpse of old Japan. It is amazing how disconnected from the skyscrapers, shopping and traffic you feel... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great shrine within the city of Tokyo. I was there on a Sunday and there was a market being set up in the square. Great things that were cheap if you are into that kind of stuff. The shrine itself was very nicely set up and clean. It was still in use cause I saw a couple of people praying.... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is a nice place but not in a good area. Surrounding is a place where you can find companies. This building maybe important for believers. But you just see it from outside. Prayer is very short. Making some noise by pulling the rope. Clapping twice and showing your respect. To get the feeling may be I need to learn... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hanazono was on the way to our stay at Granbell hotel. So we passed by it everyday. It is very lovely and it is on a quiet side of Shinjuku- literally on the back side of Kabukicho. Take a walk and clam your mind in the morning or later at night. A perfect walk to start or end the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As shrines go this one is very easy to access. Approximately 10 minutes easy walk from Shinjuku JR station. The first thing you'll notice is how clean and well maintained the shrine is. A preponderance of Orange on almost everything makes this shrine a spectacle for the senses. Speaking of senses, if you are here during the festival in November... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A calm place in busy Shinjuku...10 minutes on foot from Shinjuku station. Nice spot for a break. Convenient location.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

"Tori no ichi" is an open-market fair and festival held at Otori-jinja Shrines around the country on the Days of the Cock in ever November. Of course you can enjoy it another shrine. But here, Hanazono-jinjya is so close to Shinjyuku and is easy to get to. We bought a smallest Rake (Cock Fair) for the first time. And we... More 

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