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Hanazono Shrine

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Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Island of Serenity

This small Shinto shrine is tucked away down a side street in Shinjuku, one of the busiest districts in Tokyo. The street noise seems to fade away as you enter the grounds, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small Shinto shrine is tucked away down a side street in Shinjuku, one of the busiest districts in Tokyo. The street noise seems to fade away as you enter the grounds, and the blooming sakura (cherry blossoms) added an additional touch of color.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this by accident behind our hotel. There was a nice garden path that looks like it had been an alleyway once and the shrine was adjacent to it. There were a bunch of women office workers dressed up in kimonos and doing the ritual hand washing and praying which was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the vivid orange/red colour of this shrine. Great to find such a peaceful little shrine amongst the tall buildings and busy streets of Shinjuku.

Thank jenkle89
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We wouldn't have chanced on this gem, if not for the crowd streaming into a small lane to celebrate the Festival of a Thousand Lights on the 22nd Nov. Smallish shrine but great atmosphere with the throngs carrying offerings and queuing to worship. Come at night when beer is served at the hawker stalls, adding to the merriment.

Thank HansiZhai
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I went to this shrine in this spring to see cherry blossoms. This shrine is not big nor presitgious, but famous for its good location lying in Shinjyuku Area. Located besides Shinjyuku shopping areas where a great many shops, restaurants, bars and department stores have, accessibility is very good, walking distance within 5 minutes from Shinjyuku Station that is the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Stumbled across this Shrine by accident during a Sunday market. The stall holders were great and were open to barter. The Shrine was being renovated, but looked like it would usually be quite beautiful. Tucked in between sky high buildings - a nice little scenery change.

Thank Ella P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Noticed that this Shrine was nearby the hotel Gracery (Godzilla fans unite!) and so took a short walk to it. It is also near the Samurai museum and Golden Gai. You could almost miss it depending on which direction you came into as we ended up approaching from a back entrance. It is a small area but was pleased to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

i think i was tired,so i sat on the stairs. one old man asked me if i was fine? i answered fine yes, but tired. then he took me inside the shrine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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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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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