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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3209-5265
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This is a quaint temple off the main hustle and bustle of the quarter. It's very peaceful and not crowded at all. Worth a look if you are in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Windsor, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

very beautiful, peaceful and serene place. nice place to relax and take in the serenity of the place after the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. watch out for the crows though...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a quaint temple off the main hustle and bustle of the quarter. It's very peaceful and not crowded at all. Worth a look if you are in the area

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Japanese place of worship located in Shinjuku, built in the 17th century, which means flower garden. At a certain time the festival was held at this place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The shrine area actually has several smaller shrines spread about. They were also preparing either for a matsuri, an event, or construction as there were several tarps covering parts of the grounds. The main shrine itself is well-maintained and brightly colored. There is an impressive entry-way from the south entrance, walking through several gates. You can also get charms and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lovely little local temple. Nice and quiet compared to the main tourist attraction temples. There is a antique flea market on Sunday's so you can buy some local knick-knacks to take home. Lovely experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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