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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3209-5265
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Quiet but spoilt by scafflding

Found this nice spot and decided to visit and glad we did. Wish there was more information in English around to help us though. Was nice to watch the priest with a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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Hethersett, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Found this nice spot and decided to visit and glad we did. Wish there was more information in English around to help us though. Was nice to watch the priest with a couple of people inside and watch the locals pay their respects ringing the bells and clapping their hands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

When you need a break of crowed shinjuku stop by. Loved the 3 main gates of the shrine. On Sunday's there is flea market !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We accidentally find this beautiful shrine when we walk down from our hotel to subway station in Shinjuku. The place quite not really seen from outside if you dont really take a look. They have a nice big park on the shrine area and we saw some car offers Yukata and Kimono to be wear on the Shrine area. Its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We saw this temple from the window of our hotel. So we decided to go check it out. It was very peaceful and had a sense of serenity about it. We preformed our prayers and stayed there for a while enjoying the quiet far away from the crowed and the busy streets of Tokyo. We loved it.

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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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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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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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