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Hanazono Jinja Shrine

5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0022, Japan
+81 3-3200-3093
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Ranked #18 of 64 Attractions in Shinjuku
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We made a trip to Hanazono Jinja after a visit to Golden Gai. The shrine was beautifully lit and very peaceful at night. A lovely place for a walk if you are in the area, fascinating to see a shrine deep in the heart of built-up Shinjuku.

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Philippines
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It took a bit of finding and we had to do a couple of go-arounds, but it was worth a look. A nice tranquil temple hidden in between the buildings and bustle of Shinjuku. Worth dropping in to have a look if you are in Shinjuku anyway.

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Liverpool, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stumbled upon this place when walking to Shinjuku station. A lovely place to reflect away from the hustle and bustle of the Tokyo metropolis. Also some very nice street food to try (the stalls had only just finished setting up) when I visited.

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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are in Japan around the Tori no Ichi festivals (every 12 days in November-usually twice but sometimes three times depending on the way the weeks sit), make sure you visit this shrine. The street is lined with street food stalls and the shrine site itself is packed with food and souvenir stalls. Buy a rake for luck!

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cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This beautiful Shrine is directly behind the Hotel we stayed at and is easily accessed. A lovely feeling upon entering, very warm and calming.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Unfortunately when we came here it was under renovation XD But im sure when renovation is completed it will be beautiful :D

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited when a festival was on and there were endless food stalls selling all manner of delicious food. Display of lanterns makes this a great place to be at night.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Shrines in Tokyo are like little gems to sit and getaway from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Places of solace and reflection.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A nice & peaceful Shinto shrine in the middle of busy Shinjuku. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a small shrine, which hosts an even smaller flea market on some Sunday mornings. If you have never seen a Japanese shrine before, then it may be of interest, but compared to (say) the Ikegami Honmomnji Temple complex at the South end of the Toei line, it's not really worth the visit.

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