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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3209-5265
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We stumbled upon the Hanazono Shrine during the evening on a stroll around Shinjuku looked beautiful with all the lamps lit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the Hanazono Shrine during the evening on a stroll around Shinjuku looked beautiful with all the lamps lit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Shinjuku a lovely, somewhat peaceful, little shrine hidden down an alleyway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hanazono Shrine is a peaceful place to stop and admire the beautiful design and details of an Shinto Shrine from the Edo period. Really nice to visit at night after dinner in shinjuku. The lights illuminate the place and the red and white really pop out

Thank Russtynails
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hanazono is one of my favourite shrines in Tokyo. Good to visit during the day or it is al lit up at night time. Right in the centre of Shinjuku just down from Kabukicho, right next to Golden Gai the small laneways with tiny bars.

Thank scott0511
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk by this shrine during a morning walk, was amazed by the quietness of the place although it's a bit hidden and has roads nearby. Spent a moment taking photos.

Thank bigcop73
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I had heard lots of things about this shrine but being on a business trip, I simply did not have the time to visit during the day. I actually stumbled upon it accidentally one evening on the way to Kabukicho for dinner (and later stumbled a few more times during my trip, but only at night) so I took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 June 21, 2016

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.

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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!

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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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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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