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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Two contrasting visits to the same Shrine close to Shinjuku station.

Not too far a walk from Shinjuku station, you may like to see this lovely shrine. I previously visited the shrine in May 2016 and it was a nice place to see and take pictures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not too far a walk from Shinjuku station, you may like to see this lovely shrine. I previously visited the shrine in May 2016 and it was a nice place to see and take pictures. The familiar red shrine buildings give a calming way to spend some time in Shinjuku area of Tokyo. Here you can find peace and quiet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If visiting Shinjuku this colourful shrine is worth a visit. It's not as big or as ancient looking (although it does originate back to the 16th century) as other shrines you can find in Tokyo but it's brightly coloured orange pillars and vermillion walls make for an interesting attraction. It's presiding deity is Yamato Takesu a 4th century warrior. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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 September 26, 2016

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 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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

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