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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Pearl City, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The shrine is about a 8 minute walk from the JR Yamanote green line station. It did require us to get directions from the information counter at the station to find the shrine. We actually visited Hanazono Shrine because we wanted to attend the antique market held there every Sunday - however on the day we visited in October, there... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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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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Shinjuku
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.