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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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An Oasis in Shinjuku

A lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets, somewhere to enjoy the beauty of the Shrine or to relax and listen to the birds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Cholo_Juan

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This shrine is very beautiful and very often visited particularily at night. But mostly, it is a good landmark for lost tourists looking for the golden gai. Walk through the temple grounds and you are right there!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets, somewhere to enjoy the beauty of the Shrine or to relax and listen to the birds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This shrine was just a stone's throw from where we put up. There were bazaars around the shrine and an interesting visit

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Not that much there for tourists to see, but an important place for locals. Interestingly enough, the shrine is placed between skyscrapers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Popped past at night and there was an amazing food market inside. Very cool and busy and packed with streetfood.

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Melaka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Drop by during our stay in Tokyo end October. Nothing much except that upgrading works underway as quiet and maybe is a weekday but still worth a see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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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.
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