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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Calm and peaceful..

Quiet shrine located in the middle of the busy roads. Just behind our hotel and Golden Gai. Great place to come for a quiet moment before carrying on your busy day

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Francesca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Shinjuku on my trip, looking around (being very fond of Department stores and their food sections), not finding much, until I ran across a little shrine in my guidebook while I was having lunch. Being pagan (and definitely fond of any earth type gods), I decided to go check it out. I'm definitely glad I did. The... More 

Thank Cassi S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice shrine to visit from Shinjuku in a little secluded spot among the buildings. There are plenty of more impressive ones to see around the city.

Thank Thom C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Red brilliant shrine beside Golden Gai and on the way to Robot Restaurant. Like most shrines it has shade and nice fox statues!

Thank Shawn R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Quiet shrine located in the middle of the busy roads. Just behind our hotel and Golden Gai. Great place to come for a quiet moment before carrying on your busy day

Thank Francesca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

So many people visiting, but it did not feel overwhelming. There was a lot of space. To see the real Japan this is a must.

Thank Gerald B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I can not believe that this place is in the middle of a large modern city. the place is quiet. This place especially interesting during the festival

Thank Countess_Elizabet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

3 shrines in the same location, beautiful and peaceful in the middle of busy Shinjuku. you can purchase a wooden plate and write down your wishes, then leave it on the wish stand. be aware that you are not allowed to sit or lie on the steps of the shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

You leave all the noise of Tokyo behind as you approach this shrine. The only other people around tend to be those praying at the shrine. Much better than the money machines of many of the other shrines. Absolutely worth the visit as a break to the shopping nearby.

Thank lhscontrol
Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Walked past the entrance and nearly missed it! It's just off the Yasukuni Dori Street, and if you turn down towards the shrine, you will get a little peace from busy Shinjuku! Nice little shrine, a few locals there, and we were lucky that the trees were still in bloom, so it was lovely.

Thank Cindy C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Beautiful art on the ceiling and the trees were in flower ( blossom season ) we were offered a cup of tea by the ladies in the stalls it was very nice sweet tea

Thank Sandra D

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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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