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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Peaceful shrine in the heart of Shinjuku

Hanazono Shrine is a calm oasis in the hectic centre of Shinjuku. We visited the shrine on a Monday afternoon and there were hardly any people around. It's incredible how quiet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philipp H
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sight we wondered into while exploring the city. Don't think we saw anyone the entire time we were walking around taking picture here which makes it that much better.

Thank Nathan E
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hanazono Shrine is a calm oasis in the hectic centre of Shinjuku. We visited the shrine on a Monday afternoon and there were hardly any people around. It's incredible how quiet and peaceful this place is despite being just a few metres away from the bustling streets of Shinjuku.

Thank Philipp H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just down the road from our hotel so have cut through it a few times on our way back. Looks good both in the day and night

Thank AlexLS2000
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to visit on a Saturday afternoon, the footpath was under construction. The Shire is badly needed some cleaning done after this construction. Sorry, it wasn't nice when we were there. The local wasn't there neither making this place very odd.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having just arrived in Shinjuku after a long journey, finding the Hanazono Shrine was a welcome find. The entrance that we took to the south was nice to walk down and felt so detached from the hustle and bustle of the area. The area was nice and peaceful and the shrine itself was lovely. We never made the effort that... More 

Thank develion
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place if the number of people and cheap vendors along the pathways. It is not a peaceful, quiet place of solitude and reflection as the mobs of people subtract greatly for the experience. The smoke was more like a bon fire.

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beautiful red shrine is surrounded by a garden with gorgeous vegetation. The Shrine is approximately a 10 minute easy walk from Shinjuku JR station. The first thing you'll notice when you enter the Shrine is how clean and well maintained the Shrine is. A preponderance of Orange on almost everything makes this shrine a spectacle for the senses. This... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We walked here with 3 hours to kill before going to dinner. We had walked round the whole shrine in 30 mins. Lovely place to visit but don't expect to be spending loads of time here

Thank Helen C
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice and unforseen while walking in shinjuku. The shrine kd being renovated but nevertheless a must if youre in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice shrine in the middle of the Shinjuku hysteria, near the Golden Gai eatery's and bars. Get your zenfix here and breathe in when you have to enter the Shinjuku madness again.

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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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