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A different view

Another GREAT example of the early shrines. This one again, beautifully restored. Darker and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Albert Eugene B
ocala, Florida, United States
Tranquility in Nishishinjuku

We are staying just across the street from the park, and have started each day with a relaxing hour... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Whitby, Canada
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“A different view”
May 15, 2018
“Tranquility in Nishishinjuku”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another GREAT example of the early shrines. This one again, beautifully restored. Darker and grander than others and unique in its own way. On worship days it is crowded, and many locals show up in Kimono dress. Quite a nice sight

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Albert Eugene B
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Tucked away at the far edge of the park, I just happened to stumble across it on my way somewhere else, so decided to take a visit. Was definitely not disappointed; the shrine was rather small, but very graceful in its architecture. At the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a small but perfectly formed shrine in the park - was great atmosphere here as festival and parade were on which had a great atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennharrold
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We are staying just across the street from the park, and have started each day with a relaxing hour or two in the park. The Kumano Shrine is my favorite part of the park. Although I am not a religious person, I feel at peace...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FlyAtNight
Reviewed April 10, 2018

By chance we came across ,and visited far more spiritual,impressive charming shrines in China No huge architectural impression

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We found this shrine accidentally while walking around the park. As we strolled on the western part of the park, we saw a Shinto wedding and watched the ceremony. There are many local residents using the shrine to offer daily prayers as well as an...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

A very small shrine next to a park in the heart of Shinjuku. it is a nice surprise to find something green and quiet in an area surrounded by tall sky-scrapers.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Found this place by accident while strolling through the lovely park. This little area was immaculate and frankly at just gorgeous .. Such gorgeous statues, little water features and shrine.. I just loved this peaceful place..

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank karenm642
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Shinjuku Chuo Park is a pleasant spot in busy Shinjuku. The Kumano Shrine is a peaceful spot within the park. If you are lucky you might see a wedding or other ceremony taking place..

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tricia H
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Was walking in the park next to the Hotel and came across this shrine. I thought the park was peaceful, but this shrine exuded even more peace and calm in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. You get a sense of serenity and a little...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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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
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Kai D
Singapore, Singapore
6 days Osaka itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi I will be reaching Osaka on 9th Feb 9.50am, as I have been to Osaka (once), Nara (once) and Kyoto (twice), I was thinking of traveling to places around Osaka. I am interested in mountains and temples, do anyone have any recommendations of day trips from Osaka other than what is listed in my itinerary below? 9th: Travel to Ki-Katsuura, stay there. Question: Traveling from to Katsuura takes about 4 hours and I feel like I am wasting one day just to travel here and do nothing, because I...More
December 30, 2017|
Response fromKai D|
Thanks for heads up about the weather! I was under the impression that it wouldn't be that cold. I considered Mt Koya before but I read somewhere that there was some railway damage and it will now take 2.5 hours from Osaka to Mt Koya. Is Mt Koya better than Mt Hiei? If it is then I may consider going to Mt Koya instead. Also, do you recommend if I buy the 5 days JR Kansai Wide Pass during my trip?